Business Retention | Expansion | Workforce

Last chance to join us for our annual economic update as part of the Alliance event – A Regional Business Expo & Economic Forum – January 25th. Register here.

Things did not slow down in the month of December, and despite the holidays, the BREW team was able to make 16 company visits.

They have interacted with a total of 57 companies since July. We also participated in the ReEnergize Reno Workshop Series, designed to help companies understand the benefits of implementing programs to cut energy and water waste in large buildings and reduce climate pollution. For more information about this project, go here.

On January 24th, the City of Reno Sustainability Manager will be presenting the STAR Communities rating to the Reno City Council.

Star Communities is a comprehensive framework and certification program for evaluating local sustainability, encompassing economic, environmental, and social performance measures. More than 150 people across nearly 50 regional organizations and agencies, including federal and state agencies, county and health district divisions, city departments, boards and commissions, universities, non-profits, utilities, and more to put the report together, so stay tuned for the results!

If you are a new or existing Primary Company looking for resources, look no further than the EDAWN Major Investor Guide

which provides a comprehensive directory of businesses in the region which actively support economic development and are committed to your success! Also if you are seeking workforce resources, request a printed copy by contacting Cynthia Egan at or view online here; Employer Workforce Resource Guide.

Do you have open jobs you are trying to fill?

Just a reminder to post those jobs with Nevada JobConnect, the statewide network that connects business with employees. Contact your local JobConnect office now!

Are you a member of an organization that holds their meetings elsewhere around the country?

Don’t forget that the RSCVA team is ready and able to help you bring one of those meetings to the region. Be a Superhero and help the RSCVA attract meetings and conventions to our area. For more information, go here.

Tech companies interested in hiring veterans are invited

 to register here for the Las Vegas Work For Warrior-NS2Serves Veteran Technology Job Fair on January 20th, 2018.

Biggest Little Tip of The Year:

Rick Harrington, Senior Vice President of Operations, The Raymond Corporation states, “Companies can combat the challenge of developing a workforce by eliminating hard work [through automation], serving as responsible teachers and trainers and collaborating with educational institutions to introduce manufacturing early on and set expectations.” Interested in connecting to Nevada Industry Excellence (NVIE) for manufacturing process efficiencies, TMCC Applied Technology for technical manufacturing training, or TMCC Workforce Development for leadership or team productivity?

Partner Updates

Sign up to be Principal for a Day to share ideas and establish relationships with those in education.

Education Alliance of Washoe County hosts the Feb. 7, evening wine and cheese mixer and Feb. 8 half day Principal for a Day February 2018 event.

Northern Nevada’s 2018 Best Places to Work nominations now open!

 Do you think your company is a great place to work? Reno’s Best Places to Work Program is back for its 11th year – and nominations are now open for 2018 for organizations that deliver an outstanding work experience! Benefits for companies participating include a free measurement of their employees’ engagement and ideas for improvement. If your company becomes a finalist, it will get news coverage and recognition as a Best Place to Work, which is great for attracting employees and customers! For more information, go here.

Are you hiring for full-time positions?

Are you looking for students for internships or summer seasonal positions? Don’t miss UNR ALL MAJOR SPRING CAREER and INTERNSHIP EXPO on February 8, 2018Reserve Your Table Today!

Register for the Spring 2018 UNR College of Business Career Fair Thursday, March 1, 2018

 to recruit graduating business major seniors & seasonal employees for summer. Register here.

Community in Schools Western Nevada is hosting a Cappy Hour 

fund raiser to help at- risk local students reach their goal of high school graduation.
Click here to view or download the Winter 2017 issue of The Business Advocate, the Department of Business and Industry’s quarterly newsletter, dedicated to information and resources for Nevada businesses. In this issue, you will find a Guide to Starting a Business in Nevada, Information about Content Marketing, a piece on StartUpNv-the business incubator and accelerator for Nevada Companies, information about new laws taking effect January 1st of 2018, a calendar of Statewide training and education events, and more!

Major Investor of the Week

Whitney Peak Hotel is Downtown Reno’s only non-gaming, non-smoking boutique luxury hotel that embraces active lifestyles and casual luxury.