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.
Greater Reno-Tahoe News Releases
March 06, 2014
EDAWN and NNDA Support the Nevada Catalyst Fund EDAWN and NNDA Support the Nevada Catalyst Fund
Reno, Nev.) March 6, 2014 -- In response to the Nevada Policy Research Institute, Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) along with the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announce their overwhelming support for the Nevada Catalyst Fund. The Catalyst Fund is an important tool in the Regional Development Authorities (RDA) efforts to attract and retain quality jobs for the region.
February 28, 2014
Governor Celebrates Entrepreneurial Job Growth in Downtown Reno
RENO, Nev., February 28, 2014 - The Reno Collective and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) recognized 4 new startup companies located in Downtown Reno for their innovative ideas and job growth. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval joined Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN, at the Reno Collective co-working space to congratulate these startups on creating new businesses from scratch. Between the 4 companies over 20 jobs have been created within the past year and all are projected to double their employment in the coming year.
February 27, 2014
EDAWN Margins Tax / The Education Initiative
Reno, Nev., (February 27, 2014) - The Econcomic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) Board has voted to take an active role in the opposition of the Margins Tax / The Education Initiative.
February 03, 2014
The “State” of Washoe County School District -
The "State" of Washoe County School District -
Ranking High In Performance
January 16, 2014
EDAWN Economic Development Update Luncheon Features International Headquarter
Local community welcomes entrepreneurial manufacturing company to Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe
Reno, Nev. (January 16, 2014) -The president of an entrepreneurial manufacturing company announced the company's plans to move their headquarters to Reno, Nev. at an economic development update luncheon hosted by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN).
January 10, 2014
EDAWN Announces Three Additions to 2013-2014 Board of Trustees and Four New Officers
Reno, Nev., (January 10, 2014) The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) welcomes new members to its 2013-2014 Board of Trustees and four new officers. Steve Anderson, First Vice President of RBC Wealth Management begins his term as the EDAWN Board Chair. Leigh Goddard with McDonald Carano Wilson LLP former EDAWN Board Secretary will assume position as Vice Chair. Phyllis Freyer, Vice President of Renown Health has been named Board Secretary and Stuart Brady, Senior Vice President of Business Banking for Wells Fargo was elected Treasurer. In addition to the officer changes, Frank Lepori of Frank Lepori Construction Inc. and Chris Reed with OnTrac joined the EDAWN Board as Presidential Gold Investors along with the following elected positions: Jim Annis, President of Applied Staffing Solutions, Jim Emme, President of NOW Foods, and Stephanie Tyler President of AT&T Nevada.
January 08, 2014
Globally Recognized Team Mentoring Program Coming to Region
The newly formed Summit Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) is modeled on the highly successful methodology developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to mentor high potential startups.
December 12, 2013
OLE Mexican Foods and EDAWN Announce 350 Jobs in Reno, Nevada
New food manufacturer bringing largest job announcement of the fiscal year
RENO, Nev. (Dec. 12, 2013) - OLE Mexican Foods and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Reno, Nevada at a press conference today at John Ascuaga's Nugget. The move will bring approximately 350 manufacturing and distribution jobs to Reno in the next few years.
October 04, 2013
Winners Announced at Second Annual Greater Reno-Sparks Tahoe “Existing Industry Awards”
Winners Announced at Second Annual Greater Reno-Sparks Tahoe "Existing Industry Awards"
Even in the midst of economic hardship, there are local employers thriving, hiring, investing and contributing to our community. Companies found to have unique products, significant company expansion, corporate citizenship, environmental awareness and commitment to thinking local were honored by the business community and government officials at the second annual Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe "Existing Industry Awards" reception hosted by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), with Title Sponsors Dermody Properties and United Construction.
September 19, 2013
$3.2 million grant to bolster TMCC manufacturing, mining programs
The U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday it has awarded Truckee Meadows Community College a $3.2 million grant to support academic programs that will train skilled workers for jobs in manufacturing and mining. “This is a wonderful shot in the arm,” Maria Sheehan, president of TMCC, said. “What we have been most fearful about is losing the capabilities to support our technology programs.”
The Labor Department awarded a total of nearly $8.8 million to TMCC, Western Nevada Community College in Carson City and Great Basin College in Elko to expand academic programs to fill jobs in industries where the demand for workers is high. Western Nevada was awarded $1.5 million. The largest of the three grants was $4 million given to Great Basin College.
September 18, 2013
EDAWN Non-Profit Foundation Launches “Taxi-Top” Advertising Campaign
Reno, Nev. (September 17, 2013) - EDAWN's Non-Profit Foundation Launches "Taxi-Top" Advertising Campaign
Local business leaders attended a Press Conference this morning to launch the "Taxi-Top" initiative, as the first part of a much broader business marketing approach. The EDAWN Foundation, a non-profit arm of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), has worked with business owners and community leaders to replace 66 existing advertising spaces with Whittlesea Checker Taxi, Inc.
September 12, 2013
Company Announces New Headquarters, 25 jobs in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe: Lincoln Cutting Systems
Reno, Nev. (September 12, 2013) - Lincoln Electric Cutting Systems has established corporate headquarters operations in Reno, Nev. The company will manage all corporate functions from its new location with plans to create 25 jobs through the relocation and expansion of Vernon Tools.
Local business leaders welcomed company Vice President of Operations, Jeff Bennett, at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino during a sustainability luncheon for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN).
August 26, 2013
Myers Industries and EDAWN Announce 150 Jobs in Sparks, Nev.
RENO, Nev. (August 26th, 2013) – Myers Industries and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Sparks, Nev. at a press conference today at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget. The move will bring approximately 150 jobs to Reno throughout the next five years, including 90 jobs within the first six months.
August 25, 2013
September Features E-hours: Free Consultation for Entrepreneurs
Reno, Nevada- August 28, 2013 -E- Hours is coming to Reno in the
month of September. Professionals from around the community will be
donating time to help startups and entrepreneurs get their businesses
moving in the right direction. They will be offering free consulting during
a two hour weekly event to be held at Swill Coffee and Wine in Reno,
Nevada. The event will feature professionals from specialties including:
marketing, sales, patent law, accounting, finance, business law, agile
software development, and funding specialists.
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