Investor Update

Thank you to the following new Investors for supporting EDAWN’s Mission to create quality jobs in our region.

We appreciate your support of our job creation efforts! EDAWN values the continued support of current investors and invites those who are not, to consider becoming involved with our organization. For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775.829.3704.

Partner Updates

SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers.

Participate in cool activities, events, and scholarships. Become part of SWE and #BeThatEngineer! Joining is free. Sign up here.

Congratulations to TMCC on the Frank N. Bender Center for Applied Logistics Management, which had its official launch and Ribbon Cutting on April 13th.

The Center will bridge the gap between academic and professional realms of logistics, and will offer education and training to build and enhance a competitive Northern Nevada workforce in a global economy. In 2015, TMCC received approval to establish a new four-year degree in Logistics Management to help meet anticipated demand for workers.
TMCC offers Certificate programs and Associate of Applied Science degrees in Logistics Management, and a full 4 year Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics Operations Management. For more information, go here.

Congratulations to the rookie all girls team, Sonic Screwdrivers, and their experienced Team Captain, for their performances at the First Tech Challenge (FTC)  Super Regional in Tacoma, WA.

A shout out to Henry Sturm and Nanami Duncan from FTC Team 5687, Team Captain. Mr. Strum sang the National Anthem, and Ms. Duncan accompanied the anthem in sign language for the opening ceremonies. New members, sponsorship and mentors are always welcome for these activities! For more information, go here.

Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Procurement Outreach Program (POP) is offering a free workshop and panel discussion in Reno on May 5, 2017 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Washoe County Government Center (Building ‘C’, Central Conference Room C110). 

The PTAC program simplifies the process of connecting Nevada businesses with state government. For more information, go here.

The Stat Pack is a monthly business e-report, co-authored by Mike PeQueen of HighTower Las Vegas and John Restrepo of RCG Economics, with input from Brian Bonnefant of UNR.

 It combines important metrics relevant to business decision makers and financial commentary on current issues facing the Nevada economy. The Stat Pack features data and dialogue about the Southern and Northern Nevada economies.  Here is last Friday’s Fact Pack!

The Nevada Economy in Brief..

provides a wealth of Nevada workforce and economic information and is published monthly by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation / Research (DETR) and Analysis Bureau. For questions, please contact DETR Ken Pierson.   The economic pulse is an economic update provided by Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Here is more information.

Major Investor of the Week

Clark/Sullivan Construction is a general contractor with offices in Nevada, California and Wyoming. We enjoy projects that build better communities. Our portfolio includes public facilities, education, hospitality, medical, industrial, commercial buildings, and more. We are “The partner to build with.” We excel at providing solutions with collaborative delivery methods, including Design-Build and CMAR.

Community Events

What is the Washoe County School District doing to prepare 65,000 students to meet local employers’ workforce needs?

The Washoe K-12 Education Foundation, in partnership with The Chamber & EDAWN, invite you to attend “The Business of Education” Luncheon to find out. This event will connect business with education by communicating the successful efforts of the Washoe County School District to prepare students for the workforce. Benefiting the Washoe K-12 Education Foundation, the event will highlight what opportunities are available for our 65,000 children in public school, as well as how businesses can participate.
“The Business of Education” Luncheon
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino/Tuscany Ballroom
11:30 am – Check-In
12 noon – 1:30 pm Lunch & Program
Cost: $100 per person OR $750 for table of 8
To register, click HERE