“Celebrate the Great” – Our community appreciates all the great contributions of our existing primary companies who are the foundation of our local economy. This is YOUR opportunity to recognize and thank the existing primary companies in our region who contribute jobs, revenue, and products and services, by nominating them in one of the following categories: Biggest Little WOW, Corporate Citizen, Employees First, Founders Award, Leader in Sustainability, Manufacturing Excellence, Partnership with Education, and Company of the Year. For more details, go to Award categories and General Criteria. Nominations close August 31st, so don’t delay!


The BR&E team made 13 company visits in July and, 11 of them are growing now or in the next 12 months. The team made 5 referrals to higher education, including internship referrals, and will continue to make business to business connections and tackle business issues in the new fiscal year. Northern Nevada continues to distinguish itself as a place for innovative technology, and the team attended the grand opening of the newly located Aqua Metals which, in less than a year, has built a new facility in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center. This will house the first Aquarefinery® for lead acid batteries in the world.   To learn more go here.

The team is excited to launch the new Business Toolkit in the Existing Business section of the EDAWN website. This toolkit provides a wealth of information about background checks, resources for hiring, State of Nevada business formation, transportation, utilities, foreign trade zone, and a new industrial supplier list.  It also contains input from experts on a variety of topics  that may be of interest to new or existing companies. Check it out here.

Picture1In addition to putting Nevadans to work, we need to attract talent to the region.  During this years Burning Man event, be on the lookout for a few strategically placed billboards in the area. You never know when one of the visitors during these busy summer event months might turn out to be your next recruiting candidate!

Biggest Little Employee Tip: You don’t have time to not have time when it comes to managing employees. Recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training all take time, energy and money. But if you do it the right way the first time, you end up with a team who will be happy to help your company grow. Read more here.

Spread the word! Your employees below the 200% poverty level (ex: household of 4 with less than $48,600 income) can qualify to receive up to a $4000 match for saving $500 towards post-secondary education. Call the Financial Guidance Center at 775.337.6363 to learn more. In addition, they have other financial support programs for buying a home too.