RENO, Nev. (October 17, 2019) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), dignitaries, community guests and Title Sponsor, NOW Foods celebrated the success and contributions of existing primary companies in the Greater Reno-Sparks area at the 8th Annual Existing Industry Awards Event held at the Grand Sierra Resort.

44 companies from Washoe County, Storey County, Reno, Sparks, and Fernley, as well as a local non-profit, were recognized for their valuable contributions.

Congratulation to the Winners
2019 EDAWN Existing Industry Awards

Tech Innovation
Figure Technologies

Corporate Citizen-Small
KPS3 Marketing

Employees First-Small
Full Tilt Logistics

Employees First-Large
NOW Foods

Small But Mighty
GroupGets LLC

Leader in Sustainability-Small

Leader in Sustainability-Large

Manufacturing Excellence
ERG Aerospace

Engagement with Education
Bender Group

Community Partner
1 Million Cups Reno

Company of the Year-Small
Davidson’s Organics Teas

Company of the Year-Large

President’s Award
The Village on Sage Street

“The existing primary companies in Northern Nevada make up the backbone of our regional economy. They are responsible for approximately 50% of our jobs. This event provides an opportunity for the community to thank these companies and let them know we truly appreciate their investment, commitment to the region, and their many contributions to our economic vitality,” said Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO of EDAWN.

About EDAWN:
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.

Cynthia Egan, Manager, Business Retention & Expansion