Business Retention | Expansion | Workforce Development

In January, the team visited 7 existing companies, assisted 3 of the 7, and made two business to business connections.

They also assisted a local company with an expansion, adding 10 positions and investing over $2.5M in new capital. The team participated in a visit from business representatives from Turkish owned companies to explore opportunities for collaboration with companies located in the region.

The team also met with Heather Maye, Customized Training Manager at TMCC, for a review of the services they provide to help upskill existing employees.

Customized Training in Applied Technology can be customized to your needs in the areas of Construction, Electricity, HVAC, Manufacturing, Transportation, Blueprint Reading, Drone Use and Maintenance, Welding, and more! Visit their website at, or contact them by email at, or call 775-857-4997.

If you are a new or existing Primary Company looking for resources, look no further than the EDAWN Major Investor Guide

which provides a comprehensive directory of businesses in the region that actively support economic development and are committed to your success! Also if you are seeking workforce resources, request a printed copy by contacting Cynthia Egan at or view online here; Employer Workforce Resource Guide.

Do you have open jobs you are trying to fill?

Just a reminder to post those jobs on Nevada JobConnect, the statewide network that connects business with employees. Contact your local JobConnect office now!

Are you a member of an organization that holds their meetings elsewhere around the country?

Don’t forget the RSCVA team is ready and able to help you bring one of those meetings to the region. Be a Superhero and help the RSCVA attract meetings and conventions to our area. For more information, go here.

Tech companies interested in hiring veterans are invited

 to register here for the Las Vegas Work For Warrior-NS2Serves Veteran Technology Job Fair on January 20th, 2018.

Workforce Development Updates

The Workforce Program Manager was engaged in numerous activities to connect employers with workforce and resources,  and support other efforts such as the CTE and JAG State Teacher Professional Development and WCSD Family Access Day.

She also contributed to an article in the BizNevada magazine about what Northern Nevada growth means to area businesses from a workforce perspective. Additionally, she helped evaluate STEM Challenge Grant Proposals. As a reminder, STEM Workforce Challenge Grants are intended to  stimulate the creation of lasting partnerships between industry and workforce training providers. For more information on this program go here.

The team worked in conjunction with the RSCVA to launch a billboard in the Bay Area to promote the region as a place to visit and a place for a great career.

This billboard will be up through February 24th along a busy stretch of freeway on Interstate 80.

Nancy McCormick also visited Sacramento State University and Sierra College in Rocklin to identify programs that align with Northern Nevada Employers’ needs,

and to establish relationships with multiple departments willing to work with us to publicize and promote opportunities in our region to their students and graduates.

Partner Updates

Western Nevada College (WNC) provides  innovative and  entrepreneurial education in conjunction with important skills needed for employment.

To learn about how one WNC student is applying his  welding training to create an affordable housing solution, go here

Are you using Sierra Nevada Job Corps as a source for motivated, trained employees?

If not, you may be missing out. Sierra Nevada Job Corps helps young people succeed by providing no-cost education and technical career training as part of a U.S. Department of Labor nationwide program. Located in Stead, they have students completing basic academic training, receiving soft skills coaching and technical training in a variety of industry sectors spanning hospitality to maintenance and manufacturing. For more information, go here and check out this student success story here.

Major Investor of the Week

Parsons Behle & Latimer – Parsons Behle & Latimer (PBL) is a regional and full-service law firm founded in Carson City, Nevada in 1882. With over 130 attorneys in offices located in Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Washington D.C and Montana, PBL provides dedicated services to businesses and individuals with particular emphasis on corporate, transactional, tax, real estate, environmental, natural resources, mining, employment, intellectual property, and litigation.