Happy New Year! 2016 was a great year, but 2017 is here and likely to be even better!  Prospect activity remains strong, but this historic growth is not without its challenges.  Join us at the annual EDAWN Economic update on January 26th where we will discuss “5 Years of Change: Where Do We Go From Here?” REGISTER HERE

Thanks to those of you who joined us at the New and Expanding Companies Welcome Reception on December 8th.  It was quite an event as we welcomed more than 25 new companies that have chosen to locate or expand in the Greater Reno-Sparks region in 2016! Here is the list of new and expanding companies.

The EPIC Report with Actual Numbers updated through November. Now 2 years into the 5 year EPIC report projections of over 52,000 new jobs, 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 – An Amazing Five Years of Job Growth – Thanks to You! 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.

Business Development

The opening of Mishimoto Automotive’s new distribution center in Sparks was announced at EDAWN’s New and Existing Companies Welcome Event on December 8th. Mishimoto a manufacturer of after-market automotive cooling systems plans to hire 15 employees at the new facility, according to Chris Valis, VP of Global Logistics Support.

The team hosted 5 site visits this month and met with 8 site consultants.

Major Investor of the Week

Dickson Commercial Group is one of the largest commercial real estate firms in Northern Nevada. DCG offers broad-based market knowledge, proven problem-solving capabilities and a full array of real estate services.