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Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe in the News

From a new or expanding company in the region to national rankings and everything in between, find all of the latest regional and industry economic development news here. Read national articles highlighting Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe and discover for yourself where the region stands among the competition.

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Greater Reno-Tahoe News Releases

December 18, 2014
White Rabbit Announces Headquarters Move to Reno, Nevada

RENO, Nev. (Dec. 11, 2014) – White Rabbit, today announced their operations and headquarters move to Reno at the EDAWN New and Expanded Company Welcome Reception. More than 300 guests, elected officials, and local business leaders celebrated the announcement at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.

December 15, 2014
Seven New Companies Add 194 Jobs to the Northern Nevada Economy

Reno, Nev. (Dec. 5, 2014) – Seven new companies to grow in the Reno – Sparks area; six companies that recently relocated to Northern Nevada, and one company that is newly formed here, will collectively add 194 jobs in five years to the local economy. Additionally, three of these companies will locate their headquarters operations in the Reno area.

December 03, 2014
Ghost Systems Opens Global HQ, Corporate Offices and SafePlace Datacenters in Reno, NV

RENO, Nev. (Dec. 2, 2014) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and Governor Brian Sandoval announced today at a press conference that Ghost Systems, a provider of cybersecurity data centers, has opened its global headquarters in Incline Village, NV, with offices and the first of several data center projects in Reno. The company is expected to fill up to 150 jobs.

October 27, 2014
Cenntro Automotive Launches Electric Vehicle Production in Sparks, Nevada

Sparks, Nev. (Oct. 24, 2014) – Cenntro Automotive Corporation has established its headquarters and manufacturing facility in its ~80,000sf facility located in Sparks, Nevada. Cenntro will manufacture both the Citelec and Kombi EV, all electric commercial utility vehicles at this location and hire up to 300 employees at full production.

October 16, 2014
Petco Breaks Ground on New Distribution Center in Reno, Nevada

RENO, Nev. (Oct. 16, 2014) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), AEW Capital Management and Panattoni Development Company, Inc. announced today at a groundbreaking ceremony that Petco, a San Diego-based company and leading national pet specialty retailer, is constructing a new Distribution Center in Reno, Nevada. The new facility is expected to bring up to 150 jobs to the area.

September 23, 2014
Nevada Selected As Official Site for Tesla Battery Gigafactory

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 CARSON CITY, NV - Governor Brian Sandoval and Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO of Tesla Motors, announced today that Nevada has been selected as the official site for the Tesla Gigafactory.

September 02, 2014
Flirtey Flies to the US for High-Tech Testing and Market Development

UAV startup Flirtey, University of Nevada, Reno begin R&D partnership ● U.S. university partners with Australian unmanned aerial vehicle startup ● Follows Flirtey’s successful textbook drone delivery tests in Sydney ● University of Nevada, Reno students will be involved in testing the advanced UAVs Sydney, Australia and Reno, Nevada, September, 2014 - Australian-designed commercial UAVs are winging their way to the U.S. for high-tech testing at the University of Nevada, Reno’s flight testing facilities, as part of a new R&D partnership with commercial UAV delivery startup Flirtey.

August 27, 2014
Not Science Fiction Anymore, Ashima Devices UAV Company Lands in Reno, Nevada

RENO, Nev. (August 26, 2014) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced today that Ashima Devices, a Pasadena-based company known for its breakthrough research in advanced autonomous aerial vehicles, will be moving its headquarters and opening a research, testing and assembly facility in Reno, Nevada. This relocation is expected to bring up to 400 quality jobs to the area.

July 28, 2014
ISS Salon and Beauty Products Distributor Moves Headquarters to Reno, NV

RENO, Nev. (July 24, 2014) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) is pleased to announce the addition of Independent Salon Services (ISS) headquarters to Reno, Nevada. Independent currently generates revenue through direct sales and storefront business.The stylist-owned, stylist-driven distributor of salon and beauty products plans to staff a number of sales and customer service positions at the new headquarters location in the Bank of the West Building on Kietzke Lane. The move was was made in an effort to increase market share and brand awareness.

July 01, 2014
Strength and Endurance Equipment Manufacturer Opens U.S. Headquarters in Incline Village, NV

RENO, Nev. (July 1, 2014) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announces BeaverFit’s decision to base U.S. headquarters in Incline Village, Nevada.

June 12, 2014
New Signs at Reno-Sparks Convention Center Sends a Message

RENO, Nev. (June 12, 2014) – The EDAWN Foundation (non-profit arm of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada) announced its Phase Two business marketing campaign which showcases new LED back lit signs that are prominently located inside the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. “Expand your business. Enjoy your life” theme is the unifying messge throughout and will be seen by thousands of visitors and business travelers attending events at the center.

May 22, 2014
zulily Inc. Selects Nevada for New Fulfillment Center

RENO, Nev. (May 22nd, 2014) – zulily, inc. has announced the construction of a new fulfillment center in McCarran, Nevada that will double the size of its existing Nevada fulfillment center. The 707,010 square ft. facility could potentially hold as many as 1,600 zulily employees. This has the potential to be the largest job growth commitment on record in EDAWN history.

April 18, 2014
EDAWN and NIREC Collaborate on Entrepreneurship Grant

RENO, Nev., April 17th, 2014 – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and the Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization (NIREC) have agreed to become co-recipients of the Nevada Entrepreneurial Success Tracker (NEST) grant awarded originally to NIREC by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

March 24, 2014
Garlock Printing & Converting Corporation and EDAWN Announce 175 Jobs in Reno, Nev.

Garlock Printing & Converting Corporation and EDAWN Announce 175 Jobs in Reno, Nev. New flexographic printer moves west, seeking to fill high paying jobs RENO, Nev. (March 24th, 2014) - Garlock Printing & Converting Corporation and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced the opening of a new flexographic printing facility in Reno, Nev. at their location off Woodland Avenue. The move will bring approximately 175 jobs to Reno throughout the next five years, including 17 jobs within the first six months.

March 11, 2014
Truly Good Foods Brings Jobs to Reno, Nev.

A new distribution center moves into Nevada Reno, Nev., (March 10, 2014) - Reno is soon to be home to a new food distribution center for an established company with over 3,000 items in their product line. Truly Good Foods is opening a distribution center expecting to employ up to 15 local residents in five years.

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