Business Retention | Expansion

Congratulations to Arconic. They are planning an expansion for their Verdi operation. Arconic develops and manufactures high performance, engineered products and solutions for the aerospace industry, and their facility has been in operation in Northern Nevada since 1967. They are planning to add at least 15 new positions with average wages above $26.00 per hour. To find out more about this great company, go here.
Innovation is happening across Northern Nevada, driving a diverse economy and creating new opportunities for great careersRead about Fulcrum BioEnergy, in the news here.
Attention companies located in the City of Reno. A public meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 19 at 3:00 PM in the 7th Floor Caucus Room, 1 East First Street, Reno to discuss a proposal to amend the Reno Municipal Code to require buildings to annually benchmark energy and water consumption, and provide building performance metrics and requirements to increase building performance. To find out if this might apply to you, go here. To review the ordinance proposal, go here. For more information, go to

Workforce Updates

Dr. Bob Nelson presented Employee Recognition at the 2018 SHRM HR’s “Got Talent” conference. The key takeaway is to reward performance, not presence. When benefits are provided to all employees, regardless of performance, it can breed a sense of entitlement, while rewarding performance, either individually or as a team, encourages even better results.  Consider reading and implementing 1001 Ways to Engage Employees or 1501 Ways to Reward Employees (with no financial cost) by Dr. Bob Nelson.
Ready to improve your workplace through employee engagement? Nominate your company for the 2019 Best Places To Work Northern Nevada. “The competition presents a great opportunity to learn what your employees are really thinking and provides you with valuable information you can use to improve your day-to-day operations and workplace environment. If chosen as a finalist or winner you can use the Best Places to Work logo on your websites and recruiting materials. Win or lose, you’ll receive your engagement survey results, plus actionable ideas for improvement.”
Promote your full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities to UNR current students and recent graduates from all majors and colleges at the UNR Fall Career & Internship Expo – November 14th.
Here is a new resource to build a pipeline of potential employees. Companies can post to find internships, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training at the new Nevada Governor’s Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN) statewide work-based learning hub ( The site provides access to young adults in high school, post-secondary or out of school. The hub also allows businesses and educators to learn about apprenticeships, find career technical education (CTE) schools by industry and zip codes, connect to classroom speakers and find relevant work-based learning resources.
Want to increase your number of candidates? Consider partnering, offering or subsidizing child care? Reach out to the Children’s Cabinet Subsidy Program for more information about financial assistance for eligible parents who are working or seeking employment.
Just a reminder to post your jobs on Nevada JobConnect, the statewide network that connects business with employees. Contact your local JobConnect office now!

Partner Updates

If you are interested in learning more about Opportunity Zones, consider attending this conference being held in Las Vegas on November 27, 2018, presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Nevada Department of Business and Industry.
The University of Nevada, Reno launch a new Advanced Leadership Academy. The Advanced Leadership Academy is a five-month training and coaching program, designed to develop and support senior leaders and key team members to more effectively lead change, inspire teams, spearhead competitive initiatives, set company strategy, drive innovation, improve efficiency and the company bottom line, and help retain top performing employees. The program consists of 7 full-day sessions spread out over five months, includes leadership assessment with personalized report and debriefing, and two private coaching sessions with a Certified Professional Coach.
Companies looking for technology professionals ranging from cybersecurity, programming and IT Help desk should attend the American Job Center of Nevada Information Technology Job Fair November 16th, 2018. For the AJCN flyer, go here.
Are you a woman looking for a great career option that you might not have considered previously? Attend the Building Women Career Fair held during National Apprenticeship Week on November 13-19. This event will introduce women of all ages to the benefits of registered apprenticeships in the construction trade.
As a business professional you can make a big difference in the initial college career of a local student. Volunteer as a Nevada Promise Scholarship Student Mentor and help a student in their last semester of high school through their graduation or their transfer from a Community College. Over 350 mentors are needed. Find out more here.
Are you a member of an organization that holds their meetings elsewhere around the country? Don’t forget 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.

Major Investor of the Week

Paul Davis Restoration – Paul Davis offers Fire Water and Mold remediation services on Commercial and residential properties. Our emergency mitigation plans for commercial clients reduce/eliminate production slowdowns in the time of disaster.

EDAWN Events

Register Now! Join us as we welcome 29 companies who have chosen to locate or expand in the Greater Reno-Sparks region in 2018! This special reception is your opportunity to celebrate quality job creation and recognize the many outstanding companies which are the backbone of our regional economy.
EDAWN’s “New & Expanded Companies
Welcome Reception”
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Tuscany Ballroom
5:00 pm: Check-In
5:30 pm: Program (begins promptly at 5:30) 
6:15 – 7:30 pm: Networking Reception
Thank you to our Title Sponsors:
Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
Food Sponsor – CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Beverage Sponsor – Brycon Corporation
Award Sponsor – Stark & Associates
Program Guide Sponsor – Meadows Bank
“EDAWN’s State of the Economy – Economic Update Luncheon”
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Atlantis Casino Resort
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Invitations will be emailed as the event nears
Please click here to view a list of EDAWN’s 2018 events. For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775.829.3704.