Support WC-1! Only a month out from the election! If you have not already provided a donation, put up a yard sign or otherwise supported this important initiative please consider doing so. You can also join EDAWN as we walk a neighborhood to remind neighbors to vote “YES” on WC-1! We will meet on Saturday, October 15th at 9 am at Hidden Valley Elementary School, 2115 Alphabet Drive, Reno.  Hope to see you there!  Please RSVP to   Here is their flyer.

Speaking of support for WC-1, here is a real artist showing his support “for the children.” 

WC-1 Simple video addressing key questions.  If you have questions about WC-1, please review this short video and post it on your Facebook page to help others. Here is the post to share!

Taxi-Tops available!  Please consider adding taxi-top advertising to your marketing plan now and in the years ahead.  We just 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

The Nevada DETR R & A Quarterly Statement of Employment and Wages reflects that the gaming accounts for less than 4% of our local economy. Here is their comparison chart.

You’re invited! EDAWN’s 5th Annual “Existing Industry Awards”, is taking place on Thursday, October 13th, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa/Paradise Ballroom from 5-7:30 pm. Register here. *Advance Registration Required*

The EPIC Report with Actual Numbers updated through August. Now 20 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.

Business Development

The Business Development team announced 3 companies in September for a total of 142 new jobs, including one headquarter.
  • FDC Graphics, distribution, 50 jobs (Reno)
  • (Confidential), manufacturing, 67 jobs (Washoe County)
  • Capstak, service-technology, 25 jobs (Reno), HQ

The team hosted 11 site visits and met with 6 site consultants.
Stan Thomas will be attending the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) in Indianapolis Oct 7-12. Please let Stan Thomas know if there are any clients you would like him to meet while in the area.