Media Center2021-12-01T11:58:26-08:00

EDAWN’s Mid-Year Update & Arts/Business Collaboration Luncheon

Transforming the community through the partnership of arts and business was the focus of EDAWN’s Mid-Year Economic Update & Arts/Business Collaboration Luncheon held September 23, 2021. This event provided an economic update of EDAWN’s business development successes over the past 18 months, a retrospective look of the pandemic, and how it has impacted our community and our economy.

The important role of a thriving arts and culture community plays in EDAWN’s regional diversification efforts was also highlighted along with the impact arts and creativity have on our economy, health and well-being, placemaking in communities, and education. To emphasize the importance of arts and business alliances, EDAWN featured a new video showcasing the many unique collaboration efforts of the local arts and business community.

Slide Presentations

EDAWN’s Virtual “State of the Economy in Northern Nevada” Economic Update – February 4, 2021

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, EDAWN’s “State of the Economy in Northern Nevada” economic update presentation will be held virtually. We welcome you to watch the video segment featuring our keynote speakers – EDAWN President/CEO, Mike Kazmierski and Jeremy Aguero, Principal Analyst with Applied Analysis. Download their slide decks below for future reference and feel free to pass them along to your clients and colleagues.

If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please send us a note.

Slide Presentations

EDAWN Press Releases

EDAWN’S Virtual Press Conferences

New Innovative Companies Lead Northern Nevada’s Economic Recovery

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced three new companies to the Northern Nevada region at a live-stream press conference held on June 10, 2020.

See the Press Release

Northern Nevada Targets Diverse Industries to Strengthen and Rebuild Economy

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced four new companies to the Northern Nevada region at a live-stream press conference held on August 12, 2020.

See the Press Release

Jump Start a New Career in Manufacturing MT1

Watch the EDAWN live stream press conference regarding a no-cost way to earn an MT1 Certificate for workers looking to jumpstart a new career in high-demand jobs in manufacturing. Streamed October 27, 2020.

Press Conference Recap:
December 08, 2020

The Economic Development Authority and TerraScale announced Energos Reno, a large-scale mixed-use development that includes the development of a data center powered entirely by renewable energy. This $3 billion project will be built near Reno, NV.

See TerraScale’s Energos Video Library


EDAWN’S Doug Erwin’s Podcast – Growth Pioneers


Growth Pioneers Podcast

From the Biggest Little City in the World comes a podcast about Pioneers. Not the covered wagon types, the modern-day Pioneers exploring new territory in economic development, entrepreneurship, and personal development.  Join your host, Doug Erwin as he explores what it takes to build resilient communities, companies, and lives in this wide-ranging podcast.
Doug Erwin is a former serial entrepreneur turned economic developer and executive coach.  Doug is committed to growing Northern Nevada’s startup and technology ecosystem and supporting entrepreneurs as they embark upon their own journeys.  Doug’s work in the community has helped change the perception of Reno and lay the foundation for future generations of entrepreneurs to thrive in the region.
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How to Listen

EDAWN Public Presentations

EDAWN presents an economic update each year at the annual luncheon to provide an overview of the organization’s progress in the region.

EDAWN / RGJ Articles Library

The following articles published in the RGJ are written by Mike Kazmierski, EDAWN’s President and CEO.







RGJ Article Archives