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Reno Mayor Schieve Says The City's Future Is Bright

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(AP) - Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve says the city's future is bright as it approaches its 150th anniversary.

The mayor says tourism is on the rebound in the aftermath of the Great Recession, investment in the local economy is growing and much-needed new spending on schools is on the way.

Schieve gave her state of the city address Thursday at Reno-Tahoe International Airport to emphasize its importance to the region's economic health. She says the airport has added 14 new flights over the last 18 months and now brings more than 3.5 million people to the city every year with an economic impact of more than $2 billion.

Schieve says the $700 million bond measure Washoe County voters approved in November was desperately needed to address the continued growth anticipated in the coming years. The city turns 150 next year.

 

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