Empowering Entrepreneurship

Nevada Ecosystem Assessment and Plan April 2023

EDAWN in partnership with the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, and America’s SBDC of Nevada came together to conduct a comprehensive assessment and strategy for empowering entrepreneurship in Nevada in order to foster economic growth, vitality, and stability.

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Listen to the Growth Pioneers Podcast Featuring Mo Collins as She Discusses in Depth the Report Findings and What It Means for Nevada

ESG Report

EDAWN’s 2022 Annual ESG Report

At EDAWN, we believe in responsible investing and sustainable business practices. We are committed to increasing transparency around our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives and performance. This report is our way of demonstrating our commitment to ESG. In it, we explore our ESG performance in the areas of environmental protection, social inclusion, and corporate governance. We also discuss our progress in these areas and our plans for further improvement. We hope this report provides a comprehensive look into our ESG activities and performance. We also look forward to hearing feedback and suggestions from our stakeholders as we continue to improve our ESG initiatives. Are you interested in creating your ESG Report? Check out our references.

WCSD Special Publication

Washoe County School District (WCSD) Makes a Difference in Northern Nevada

Trails Report

Truckee Meadows Trail Plan and Report – 2021

EPIC Report

EPIC: Economic Planning Indicators Committee

Northern Nevada Economic Planning Indicators Committee (“EPIC”) Report 2.0!  The update of the original EPIC report was released at the EDAWN State of the Economy event.  The forecast for the next 5 years is for continued job growth of 51,585 with population growth of 54,470 for a five county region. Here is the final report with county by county data.

The purpose of the study is to forecast how many jobs and residents will potentially be located in the Study Areas by 2020, based on current and anticipated growth trends. The Study Area was segmented in 18 “EPIC Zones.”  The where and how growth will occur is largely based on expected changes in land use patterns and economic activity over time.  The EPIC has used the state-of-the-art, well-accepted and widely-used forecasting model developed by Regional Economics Models, Inc. (“REMI”).

EPIC Partners

* Amy Cummings Regional Transportation Commission
* Sabra Newby City of Reno
* Bob Potts Governor’s Office of Economic Development
* Brian Bonnenfant Center for Regional Studies
* Christopher Robison NV. Dept. of Employment,Training Rehabilitation
Daphne Hooper City of Fernley
* Debra Goodwin Regional Transportation Commission
 Heidi Gansert University of Nevada, Reno
* Jeff Hardcastle State of Nevada
* Jeremy Hays NV. Dept. of Employment,Training & Rehabilitation
* Jeremy Smith Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency
 Elena Bubnova Truckee Meadows Community College
 Jim Smitherman Washoe County
* John Restrepo RCG Economics, LLC.
John Slaughter Washoe County
* Kim Robinson Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency
Kristen McNeill Washoe County School District
Lee Gibson Regional Transportation Commission
Lindsey Anderson Washoe County School District
Dr. Karin Hilgersom Truckee Meadows Community College
Marily Mora Reno Tahoe Airport Authority
Mark Foree Truckee Meadows Water Authority
Mary Simmons NV Energy
Michael Moreno Regional Transportation Commission
* Mike Kazmierski Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada
Pat Whitten Storey County
Pete Etchart Washoe County School District
Rob Hooper Northern Nevada Development Authority
Ron Radil Western Nevada Development District
* Steve Driscoll City of Sparks
Tina Iftiger Reno Tahoe Airport Authority