Congratulations to the Wolf Pack Basketball Teams as they celebrate a great year. The men’s team had an amazing NCAA Tournament run.
Congratulations to the 2018 NCET Tech Awards and EDAWN Award Winners!
Washington Post: Taking a gamble on a revitalized Reno – By Elizabeth Zach –
Barron’s – Big Tech Discovers America; By Jon Swartz – March 15, 2018. RENO, Nev. – “Gov. Brian Sandoval had reason to beam and boast at a tech show here recently.
NNBW News – With a prime location, Reno-Sparks becoming major distribution network –
City of Reno Blog story – EDAWN Conducts symphony of organizations creating a sustainable economy.
Creation of a sustainable local economy is complex and multi-faceted. Quality jobs need to be created across diverse industries and skilled workers need to be trained to take those jobs. EDAWN coordinates the work of dozens of organizations that together create the sustainable economy that benefits individuals and families in Northern Nevada. Their efforts contributed to the City of Reno’s recognition as a Certified 3-STAR Community. Here is the blog.
SF Gate article – Surprising alternative cities Bay Area residents can move to, for all types –
Area Development Magazine – The Surge of Hyperscale Data Centers Large content enterprise users are building data center complexes around the world, with nearly half in the U.S.,
24/7 Press Release – Austin Blockchain CEO of Titan Seal, Philip Dhingra, 35, moves to Reno and finds success as Nevada favors Blockchain initiatives and legislation.
The EPIC Report with actual numbers updated.
There is a housing shortage nationwide.
Housing remains a concern, but we are making progress:
Here is the latest RGJ article:
We recently hosted the largest and most exciting technology conference in the history of Reno-Sparks;
Business Development Update
The Business Development team landed five new companies this month for a total of 582 new jobs, 2 corporate headquarters, and $283M in capital expenditures.
- Distribution, 20 jobs, HQ
Aerospace, 30 jobs, HQ
Manufacturing, 300 jobs
Manufacturing, 30 jobs
Datacenter, 202 jobs
There were 37 new leads and projects added to the activity pipeline.
11 site visits were hosted, including several clients who have made multiple visits to get a “deep dive” look at the Reno area. Manufacturers continue to be attracted to N.NV where the cost of doing business is lower than many other states and proximity to Western U.S. markets are compelling factors.
Chris Ault, Jr. attended the Site Selectors Guild and met with 37 site consultants from around the globe.
Stan Thomas attended the Gaming Development Conference and met with several International and U.S. companies (11 leads) that are anticipating new product launches later this year.
Take-away messages from these meetings were, (1) CA is too expensive, (2) the need to be recognized in the U.S. to be competitive, (3) pay high wages, (4) 5-20 employees.