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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval tours International CES in Las Vegas

Reported by: Sergio Avila
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Updated: 1/14/2013 4:01 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- The Consumer Electronics Show is wrapping up at the Las Vegas Convention center today.

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is hoping the state can play a bigger role next year at CES. He took a tour of the show floor Thursday and even sported some 3-D glasses.

But Sandoval was there as a seller and not a buyer. He sold the Silver State as a forefront for technology and as a place for businesses.

Sandoval also said that he heard nothing but good things about how Las vegas has treated the thousands of attendees in town for the show.

“If they have any expansion plans that they consider the state of nevada for that. We also want them to know las vegas is an up and coming technology center," Sandoval said. "So it's not just once a year when the show occurs but we want technology."

Sandoval also said that he heard nothing but good things about how las vegas has treated the thousands of attendees in town for the show

News 3's Sergio Avila was also at CES and caught up with Gov. Sandoval who was ready to talk business.

CES is not only about computers laptops tablets and cameras, attendees and exhibitors also talk about innovations for vehicles. Governor Sandoval took a tour of some of the cars while taking time to promote the state of Nevada.

Governor Sandoval started out his tour sporting some 3D glasses to check out some of the latest televisions. He says as much as this tour is about “ooh” and “ahhs”, for him it's all about Nevada.

In order to get Nevada in the forefront of technology Gov. Sandoval says the focus needs to continue on education. Something he plans to touch on during his state of the state speech next week.

He's also pushing for the state to have more of a presence at this show and should have a booth on the floor so teh state can interact more often with the attendees.

Nevada's bread and butter of course is taking care of the 154,000 people who are attending CES.

"One of the things that is heartening for me is all the attendees have said how well they have been treated in las Vegas and how great their experience has been," Sandoval said. "So it's just a win win for all of us."

Gov. Sandoval said he did get to meet with a lot of top executives from major tech companies for dinner. He said they were very fruitful conversations and he wants to keep Nevada at the top of their minds when it comes to expansion.

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