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 Update

Local Students Get Creative with New Taxi-Top Designs

EDAWN’s Non-Profit Foundation and the Washoe County School District (WCSD) announced that McQueen and North Valleys High Schools and Nancy Gomes Elementary School and Mount Rose K-8 School of Languages were selected as winners of the “Design a Taxi-Top” competition.  School representatives, students, families, and teachers along with EDAWN Foundation Board members and community leaders, were present at the event to share in the honors. Each school received a check for $1000 from the EDAWN Foundation, which will go toward the purchase of classroom art supplies and their winning entries will be displayed on a taxi top for the next year.

DIRECTIONS 2017 Engines of Change

Wednesday, February 1sts from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Reno Ballroom, 401 N Center St., Reno.  Northern Nevada is no longer an unknown gem snuggled against the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Our vibrant community is rapidly evolving. For an inside peek into the future of northern Nevada, you need to attend DIRECTIONS 2017. This premier event is designed to provide the forum where our community can have access to ideas, business leaders, and a glimpse into our future. For more information or to register, go here. Want to get more involved with a sponsorship? Contact The Chamber.

Pathways to Aviation is planning for their new careers and mentoring program and are busy recruiting both students and mentors to participate. 

The Nevada Aviation Careers Program provides career development resources to high school and college students interested in pursuing careers in the aviation industry. If you are a student who is interested in the program to bring you closer to a career in aviation, or a professional, who’s interested in providing college and/or aviation career advice, please CLICK HERE to learn more and register.
Nevada JobConnect regularly searches its database for people to fill open jobs in the community. If you have clients or friends looking for work, be sure they get registered and enter detailed information about their work history and skills in Nevada JobConnect’s database here.

TMCC students are an awesome resource and are putting their learning to work in real-world projects. 

Special thanks to the TMCC Graphic Communications Department, and to Dan Bouweraerts, a TMCC professor and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. His class recently designed a flyer/poster for EDAWN to use as a roadmap for those seeking employment. Congratulations to Bethany Smail who provided the winning design, and thanks to the entire class for presenting many creative and clever ways to present the information. All of the designs were great and it was hard to pick a winner!

If you belong to a national organization or association which holds annual meetings, you can help provide a much-needed spark to the local economy.

Get your convention, conference or annual meeting here! The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority is asking you to call 775.827.7784 for more information.

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

Basin Street Properties – Basin Street is a Real Estate firm that has built a renowned track record of successfully developing, acquiring and managing office, industrial, retail and hospitality properties throughout the western U.S.