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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

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.

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.

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