LAS VEGAS -- The unmanned aerial vehicle – or drone – industry was practically invented in Nevada.
Air Force drones from Nevada's Creech Air Force Base fly around the world.
But Nevada might be losing the race to create high-paying manufacturing jobs to build these aircrafts.
Months ago, insiders in Nevada's unmanned aerospace industry told the I-Team that state officials weren't paying enough attention to the drone industry.
They claimed other states were going to capture the aerospace jobs Nevada desperately needs.
At the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems convention in Las Vegas, plenty of cutting edge military equipment was on display.
"A year ago, if somebody had said that Nevada was not up to speed and ready to capitalize on this opportunity, they would have been accurate," said Steve Hill, the state's director of economic development.