Investor Update

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

  • GTG Capital Partners and Neeser Construction have upgraded to the Gold Level of investment with EDAWN.
  • BTI Group has joined as a Silver Investor
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

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.


Interested in meeting other business professionals and listening to great speakers on diverse topics?

Western Industrial Nevada (WIN) is a membership organization of diverse business people, concerned citizens and go-getters, with the common goal to create an open forum for connections and the sharing of ideas among northern Nevada’s professional community.  WIN holds monthly breakfast meetings generally on the last Friday of every month at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino beginning at 7 a.m.

Upcoming programs include:  

Event: Friday, March 31st featuring Anna Akbari PhD, sociologist, writer and entrepreneur, ‘Startup Your Life: Hustle and Hack Your Way to Happiness’, teaching people to enhance happiness and success by living their lives like a Silicon Valley startup.
Event: Friday, April 28th featuring Srinivas Rao, author, speaker and founder of ‘The Unmistakable Creative Podcast’ will speak about ‘Unmistakable: Why Only is Better than Best’, about how creating work so distinctive it makes your competition irrelevant.

Reno’s Best Places to Work Program is celebrating their 10 year anniversary!

This initiative began in 2008 to honor organizations who deliver an outstanding work experience. Northern Nevada Human Resources Association (NNHRA) believes that all workplaces should strive to be a Best Place to Work. This Special 2017 10th Anniversary Gala, includes dinner, entertainment and recognition of their extraordinary participants and winners. The event will be held at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Here is more information.

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 TMCC Safety Center, now celebrating its 30-year anniversary for training about 55,000 people in safety programs, is building customized safety training courses for companies in the region, including Aqua Metals, Inc. a cutting-edge recycler of lead-acid batteries.

The Center has put four new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units into its hazardous materials training programs, along with four more Level A Encapsulated chemical training suits. Now, the Center provides approved courses for organizations to meet mandates of the EPA, OSHA, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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

CBRE is the largest real estate services firm in the world, providing Industrial brokerage and Build To Suit services, Office , Retail and Investment Property brokerage , integrated team of data center brokerage, project management and facility management, global supply chain solutions, debt and equity financing, facilities management.


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 by 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.