Entrepreneurial – Executive update | Sept. 2016

The state of Nevada ranked the Highest for Startup Density, at 107.4, amongst all 50 states per the Kauffman Foundation's annual Startup Index. The average in the U.S. has been 80.4 in the last year. Startup Density is defined as the number of newly established employer businesses to the total employer business population (in 1,000s). Startup businesses here are defined as firms less than 1yr. old, employing at least 1 person [...]

Commercial Real Estate Technology Company Chooses Reno for Headquarters

Reno, Nevada (September 19, 2016) - The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced today that Capstak, Inc., a web-based market network for commercial real estate, has chosen Reno, Nevada for its corporate headquarters. In addition to building its employee base in Reno, Capstak has launched its pilot product locally. The company will begin expanding its services nationally in 2017. Co-founded by 20+ year industry-veterans Michael Schnabel and Heather [...]

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – September 2016

"Hip Hip Hooray!" - Registration is now open for the 5th annual EDAWN Existing Industry Awards. Please join us in celebrating the successes and accomplishments of the many outstanding companies that make up the backbone of our regional economy...our existing Primary companies. Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Register Here. The BR&E team visited 14 companies in the month of August, more than half [...]

CEO & Business Development Update – September 2016

CEO Update It is not slowing down. For those of you that love the half empty glass and are waiting for the next bust, it could be a long wait as our prospect activity continues to be robust. In fact, in August, which is traditionally a slow month, we had 14 prospect visits, just one shy of the record.  Additionally, there have been several great announcements recently and most of [...]

Female-Founded Software Technology Company Moves to Downtown Reno

RENO, Nevada (August 29, 2016) — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced today that CAEK, Inc., a software company that provides regulatory compliance and information security solutions for the medical industry, has moved its company headquarters to Reno and plans to hire up to 150 new employees. The female-founded company was drawn to Reno because of its strong sense of community and access to diverse talent pools. [...]

Entrepreneurial Development Update – August 2016

The Rethink Reno talent attraction campaign launched this month! No longer just a gaming town, Reno has been reimagined and rebuilt! Beyond just a bustling downtown, eclectic restaurant scene, and abundant outdoor activities, Reno also boasts a thriving job market, short commute times and affordable housing. The campaign targets entrepreneurs, startups, skilled workers, and communities outside of the region; showcasing "Why Live & Work in Reno" and the available jobs via. a video [...]

Business Retention, Expansion, & Workforce Development Updates – August 2016

"Celebrate the Great" - Our community appreciates all the great contributions of our existing primary companies who are the foundation of our local economy. This is YOUR opportunity to recognize and thank the existing primary companies in our region who contribute jobs, revenue, and products and services, by nominating them in one of the following categories: Biggest Little WOW, Corporate Citizen, Employees First, Founders Award, Leader in Sustainability, Manufacturing Excellence, Partnership with [...]

UNR College of Engineering the spark plug of our economy

Author: Mike Kazmierski, President & CEO of EDAWN From an economic development perspective, the engine of our economy is the University of Nevada, Reno, and the spark plug in that engine is the College of Engineering. While there are several great colleges and schools at the university, the College of Engineering has the most direct impact on our economic development efforts for several reasons: The college produces the [...]

EDAWN – CEO & Business Development Updates – August 2016

CEO Update The EDAWN monthly Executive Update is NEW & improved! We are trying to get you the news you need from the economic development world in bite size pieces.  While we worked very hard in the past to keep the EU short and sweet in each of our sections; job attraction, retention/expansion and entrepreneurial development, the EU was still too long.  Beginning this month, we are going to break [...]

Healthy Living for Every Family, Delivered to Your Doorstep from Reno. Thrive Market Opens New Distribution Center and Brings 400 New Jobs

RENO, Nev. (August 17, 2016) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced today that Thrive Market, a membership-based site-commerce platform with a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable, is opening a West Coast distribution center on Milan Drive in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center and plans to hire up to 400 new employees.  The company will be investing $3.5 million in capital equipment toward their [...]