RENO, Nev. (October 19, 2023) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), dignitaries, community guests and Title Sponsor, Western Turf and Hardscapes, celebrated the success and contributions of existing primary companies in the Greater Reno-Sparks area during the 11th Annual Existing Industry Awards Event, held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.

An impressive number of companies (69) were nominated from Washoe County, Storey County, Reno, Sparks, and Fernley, as well as local nonprofits, and were recognized for their valuable contributions.

2023 EDAWN Existing Industry Awards

Congratulations to The Winners

Tech Innovation
Nevada Nanotech Systems

Philanthropy Hero – Small
PK Electrical

Philanthropy Hero – Large
Noble Studios

Employees First – Large
U.S. Ordnance

Small But Mighty
Coalition Snow

Leader in Sustainability – Small
Aqua Metals

Leader in Sustainability – Large

Manufacturing Excellence-Small
Triad Plastic Technologies

Manufacturing Excellence-Large
ARGU America, Inc.
RIX Industries

Engagement with Education-Small
JK Architecture Engineering

Engagement with Education-Large
Arrow Electronics

Community Partner
Reno Housing Authority

Company Of The Year-Large
Sierra Nevada Corporation

President’s Award
Right To Start

“Each year, EDAWN’s Existing Industry Awards celebrate the remarkable achievements of our region’s businesses who make up the backbone of our economy,” said Taylor Adams, President and CEO of EDAWN. “These awards stand as a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation, and we’re honored to recognize and showcase their resilience, growth, and commitment to our community.”


The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is a private/public partnership established in 1983. EDAWN is committed to adding quality jobs to the region by recruiting new companies, supporting the success of existing companies, and assisting new-forming companies to diversify the economy and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks.


Katie Freeman
Manager, Media Relations