Nevada wants to let companies form their own local governments

sans_pants

I don't want any damn vegetables
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May 2, 2002
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Planned legislation to establish new business areas in Nevada would allow technology companies to effectively form separate local governments.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan to launch so-called Innovation Zones in Nevada to jumpstart the state’s economy by attracting technology firms, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday.

The zones would permit companies with large areas of land to form governments carrying the same authority as counties, including the ability to impose taxes, form school districts and courts and provide government services.

The measure to further economic development with the "alternative form of local government" has not yet been introduced in the Legislature.

Zone requirements would include applicants owning at least 78 square miles (202 square kilometers) of undeveloped, uninhabited land within a single county but separate from any city, town or tax increment area. Companies would have at least $250 million and plans to invest an additional $1 billion in their zones over 10 years.

The zones would initially operate with the oversight of their location counties, but would eventually take over county duties and become independent governmental bodies.

The zones would have three-member supervisor boards with the same powers as county commissioners. The businesses would maintain significant control over board membership.

The governor's economic development office did not respond to questions about the zones Wednesday.

Eat the Rich
 

the_antsy_honda

Sir, I protest...
Dec 17, 2001
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California
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Ore

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Jun 18, 2006
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Hamilton ON
Company towns for mining and other resources have existed for a while. Usually in the middle of absolutely nowhere where it is a necessity.
 

GucciGucci

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Mar 14, 2000
36,491
Silicon Valley, CA USA
Start a "tech" company that converts garbage into cheap electricity

Import billions of tons of garbage from other states

Go bankrupt and leave garbage in Nevada because the "tech" doesn't work

????

Profit

:oopsie:
 

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