Key Industries

The Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe area is one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. and is rated among the top MSA’s in a recent Milken Institute report. The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) mission is directed toward strengthening our community by attracting companies and in many cases, their corporate headquarters from diverse industry sectors. Our new economy is in part powered by a growing number of technology-related and advanced manufacturing companies to the region. Many of the homegrown (start-ups) are also in large part technology-related and our efforts to develop and grow this ecosystem is another key strategy to diversifying the economy.

  • Technology

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Distribution, Logistics & E-Commerce

  • Back Office, Office Support

  • Renewable Energy

  • Financial Services

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Health/Medical


Technology is an important element underlying all emerging and future industries; creating new opportunities for jobs, business and the economy. The Milken Report (2019) ranked Reno, Nevada #11 Best Performing Cities and the Reno area experienced the highest job growth from the 50 metros that were measured. Tech industry giants like Tesla, Google, Apple, Switch, and Microsoft now call the Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe their home. Tech-related companies from Northern California like rfxcel, Alchemy, and Figure Technologies landed here in recent years and have continued to grow and thrive.

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