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Greater Reno-Tahoe News Releases

March 13, 2015
Koch Business Solutions IT Applications Center Moving Into Reno, NV and Hiring Up to 20 Employees

RENO, Nev. (March 12, 2015) –Koch Business Solutions, LP (KBS), a shared services company for subsidiaries of Koch Industries, Inc., announces a new satellite Applications Center soon to open in Reno, NV. The announcement was made at the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) Investors Luncheon held today at the Peppermill Resort Casino and Spa.

March 06, 2015
Nutrient Foods launches advanced nutritional foods research and manufacturing facility in Reno

RENO, Nev. (March 5, 2015) — Nutrient Foods, an advanced scientific nutritional foods research and manufacturing company, announced today the opening of its 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Reno, Nev. that will replace its New Jersey operations. The facility will manufacture nutrient-dense foods scientifically formulated to provide the 43 + essential nutrients plus fiber required daily by humans to live, grow and heal in every meal. Nutrient Foods is the scientific and manufacturing enterprise behind its sister company, Yevo International, a direct sales company headquartered in Salt Lake City.

February 25, 2015
EDAWN Winner of Innovation Ecosystem Award at Global Innovation Summit

RENO, Nev. (February 24, 2015) - The Global Innovation Summit (GIS), held in Silicon Valley (February 17th-19th, 2015), gathered over 550 "new economy builders" from over 50 countries who met to discuss building innovation ecosystems; how to catalyze innovation across companies, cities, and countries sustainably; and how to accelerate entrepreneurship, technology, and impact at scale. The Global Innovation Summit recognizes the world's leading companies, organizations, and communities that exemplify the broadest spirit of innovation, by transforming the systems around them. EDAWN was selected as one of this year's ecosystem award winners for the combined success of attraction, retention, and entrepreneurial development efforts which are helping transform Northern Nevada's economy.

February 12, 2015
Hubert Company An International Distributor Opens U.S. Western Region Center in Reno, NV

RENO, Nev. (Feb. 12, 2015) – Hubert, a worldwide leader in foodservice and food retail product solutions, officially announces the opening of its U.S. western region distribution center in Reno, Nevada. The company initially plans to hire fifteen to twenty full time employees at this location.

February 05, 2015
BlackRidge Technology Brings High Paying Jobs to Northern Nevada

RENO, Nev. (Feb. 5, 2015) – BlackRidge Technology, a cyber-security company from Santa Clara, California today announced the relocation of its headquarters and operations to Reno, Nevada. The company plans to initially hire 30 full-time employees and is constructing a new cyber security solutions lab. The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) jointly assisted BlackRidge in the relocation and its application for state incentives. This announcement was made at The Chamber Directions 2015 event held today at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada where Bruce Fingles, Senior Vice President of BlackRidge Technology was introduced.

January 23, 2015
Hose Master’s Advanced Manufacturing Plant Opening in Sparks, NV Announced at EDAWN’s Luncheon

RENO, Nev. (Jan. 22, 2015) – Hose Master, today announced the opening of a new advanced manufacturing plant that fabricates flexible, metal hoses in Sparks, Nevada with plans to bring up to thirty jobs to Northern Nevada and be operational by April 2015. The announcement took place at the EDAWN Community Luncheon & Economic Update held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

January 07, 2015
Clear Capital Moves Headquarters and Operations to Reno, Nevada

RENO, Nev. (Jan. 6, 2015) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and Governor Brian Sandoval announced today at a press conference that Clear Capital, a technology leader in real estate valuation and analytics solutions is moving its company headquarters and operations from California to a new site that is currently under construction in downtown Reno. Clear Capital is expected to add up to 400 jobs to Northern Nevada.

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.

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