Great National Media Continues

and with Burning Man recently, we have seen an uptick in national coverage – In case you missed it:


How Reno, Nevada is rebounding from the Great Recession

Wall Street Journal:

USA Today:



City Council Would Like to Hear from You!

What do you think about adult businesses throughout our downtown?  The upcoming adult business ordinance presentation to the Reno City Council is item J2 and is scheduled for 6 p.m., September 13th. Please consider letting the Council know you support them in their efforts to clean up our downtown. If you are not available to attend the meeting to provide or submit comments, you can submit public comment online. For more information on this issue, see Melissa Holland’s, “This is Reno” editorial:

It’s not too late to join us at the EDAWN Arts & Business Luncheon and Awards, Thursday, September 14, at the Eldorado/Convention Center.

In partnership with the City of Reno, City of Sparks and Sierra Arts Foundation, EDAWN will be presenting awards to local businesses and individuals who have shown outstanding support and engagement with the local arts and culture community. Our keynote speaker is Jay H. Dick, Senior Director of State & Local Government Affairs, Americans for the Arts. Register here.

The EPIC Report with actual numbers updated.

Now approaching three years into the five year EPIC report projections of over 52,400 new jobs, we are well ahead of projections as Tesla, Panasonic and Switch continue to ramp up their hiring efforts.  Here are the Actual numbers graphs.

Housing continues to be a concern, but it looks like we are making progress:

The chart below shows the number of permits for new housings units (including apartments and condos) pulled so far this year, compared to last year and compared to what is a goal of 6,000 per year, the number we were at before the recession.  Permits pulled is the only way to track the progress on a monthly basis.  At, 6,000 units a year, we will be meeting the expected demand for housing based on current and projected job growth.

Prior EDAWN articles, published in the RGJ, are stored on our website.

Here is the link to the library.

Help!!  Taxi-Tops are still available! 

We need your help to clean up our taxi-tops so please consider adding taxi-top advertising to your marketing plan now and in the years ahead. We have 25 taxi-tops available and if we cannot keep the taxi-tops filled with family friendly messages, they will revert to those that are less reflective of the “new” Reno-Sparks. Just $1,000 for the entire year! Contact Tamera Pitts at 775.829.3700 or email

Business Development

The Business Development team hosted 8 site visits in the month of August.

20 new leads and projects were added to the pipeline.

The Business Development team assisted Grove Collaborative (distribution center) in their relocation to Reno and the addition of 100 jobs.

The Average wage: $21.28; Capital ex: $1,000,000; From: San Francisco; Natural products for personal care and the home that are healthy, sustainable and affordable.
Mark your calendar!
EDAWN will hold a press conference on September 18th for an exciting new company announcement.


The Nevada Association of Employers (NAE) is hosting a free breakfast program, Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce on Sept 15, 2017Go here to learn more or register.

Nevada Careers is the new College of Business UNR online job board where students have the ability to search for internships, as well as both part-time and full-time positions. 

Employers are able to post their job openings for applicants to view. Employers are encouraged to register and prepare for the Fair on September 27th by networking with UNR students and critiquing student resumes and professionalism in mock interviews. Go here for more information.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco is hosting the Community Development Resources Symposium of Northern Nevadaon Sept. 22nd 

to discuss Community Programs designed to help our member financial institutions address a wide range of affordable housing, economic and community development needs. Register today!

Last call for STEM Workforce Challenge Grant due September 18th. Apply here.

The “Joint Force Meets Workforce” event will be held on Tuesday, September 19th. 

Interview and hire skilled, ready-to-work, Air Force and Army veterans and family members for your open positions.

Women As Change Makers!

A Reno-based event with international impact designed to inspire local women while raising funds to improve the livelihood of women living in poverty in Kenya will be held at the Atlantis Casino Resort on September 15th from 8am-6pm. All funds raised through WACM summit ticket sales will go toward improving the lives of women living in poverty in Kenya through the non-profit organization Zawadisha. Learn more here.

Major Investor of the Week

Renown is the region’s largest integrated healthcare network with 4 hospitals, more than 20 outpatient care locations and an Insurance division with more than 100,000 area members. Renown is also the region’s largest private employer with more than 5000 FTEs.

EDAWN Events

“Save the Date”

for the Sixth Annual EDAWN Existing Industry Awards, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. 
For more information, please contact Cynthia Egan, or call 775.829.3712.
Please click here to view a list of EDAWN’s 2017 events. For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775.829.3704.

For a calendar of additional 2017 EDAWN entrepreneurial events, please visit Startup Digest Reno.

For more information, please contact Shyla Pheasant or call 775.829.3702.