Hope you are planning to join us for the New and Expanding Companies Welcome Reception on Thursday, December 8th. Join us as we welcome more than 25 companies that have chosen to locate or expand in the Greater Reno-Sparks region in 2016! This special reception is your opportunity to celebrate quality job creation and recognize the many outstanding new companies. Register Here.

Election Aftershock – Steven Portnoy, CBS Radio News Congressional Correspondent, recently provided EDAWN Major Investors with his thoughts and insights on the recent national election results.  Steven has more than a dozen years in the nation’s capital and reported on presidential inaugurations, political conventions, State of the Union addresses and Supreme Court oral arguments. He provided words of comfort to those concerned about the election results and indicated “that there is reason to believe that one-party control in Washington could lead to progress, reversing the intractable situation of the past six years.” Key Points Here.

The EPIC Report with Actual Numbers updated through October. Now 22 months into the 5 year EPIC report projections of over 52,000 and we are still on track, even before Tesla, Panasonic and Switch ramp up their hiring efforts.  Here are Actual Numbers Graphs.

The latest RGJ Article – Why is entrepreneurial development so important?  This article is a good reminder as to why EDAWN is so committed to supporting the organic growth of our start-ups in the region.  Here is the Article.

Innovation And Tech Magazine calls out entrepreneurial success in Nevada. Why the Nevada Tech Zone is Surging. “Technology entrepreneurs come to Nevada to think big”. Here, Tesla’s Elon Musk imagined a $6 billion lithium ion battery factory in the sagebrush east of Reno, and then made it a reality. Here, Switch’s Rob Roy dreamed up the world’s largest data center, and then got right to work building it.  But not all of Nevada’s technology stories are so outsized. A foundation of startups and entrepreneurs are building companies, and an entrepreneurial culture, from the ground up. Walk down Reno’s unassuming, but growing Startup Row, and you’ll stroll by startups like Filament, Inquiri, and TrainerRoad.” Here is the article.

In case you missed it: 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!  Please consider adding taxi-top advertising to your marketing plan now and in the years ahead.  We recently had 30 taxi-tops open up 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 pitts@edawn.org