CARSON CITY — The state Board of Economic Development on Thursday approved a $89 million package of tax breaks to bring Apple to Reno, but the panel found it had little authority over the deal reached after months of closed-door negotiations.
The board, chaired by Gov. Brian Sandoval, recommended that Steve Hill, executive director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, enter into the contract with Apple.
Hill said the state authority over the deal was limited, once the Washoe County Commission and other local government entities approved it.
Apple plans to build a data center and related facilities in the Reno area that are expected to bring $1 billion in investment over the next 10 years.