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Washoe County School District Students Get Free eBooks From Ustyme, Nevada Becomes the First State to Launch the Billion eBook Gift Program

RENO, Nev. (February 2, 2016) – Ustyme gives free e-books to Washoe County School District students as part of their Billion eBooks Gift initiative, providing a selection of 50 free children e-books to anyone who visits BillioneBookGift.org. This announcement was made today at Kate Smith Elementary School in Sparks where Governor Brian Sandoval gave his support and shared enthusiasm to encourage reading with children. Nevada is the first state to [...]

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E-Commerce Site Jet.com Has a New Home in No. Nevada, West Coast Distribution Center Looking to Fill 150-180 Positions in First Year

RENO, Nev. (January 21, 2016) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced today that Jet.com, a new online shopping site, has opened a 160,000 square-foot, west coast warehouse and distribution center on USA Parkway in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, located east of Reno, Nevada. The company plans to hire 150-180 employees by the end of 2016 and another 350 within five years for more than 500 [...]

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Better World Books Opens Distribution Center in Reno, Bringing Jobs, Literacy Funding and Book Donations to the Area

RENO, Nev. (Jan. 14, 2016) –  The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced the opening of Better World Books’ new 140K square foot distribution center in Reno. Also known for its literacy and environmental initiatives, Better World Books plans to hire 100 employees by April 1st.  This announcement took place at EDAWN’s Investor and Community Luncheon held today at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa where more than 600 local [...]

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33 Companies Honored at EDAWN’s New and Expanded Company Welcome Reception, eBay Looks to Northern Nevada to Grow Data Center Presence

RENO, Nev. (Dec. 15, 2015) –  More than thirty companies that relocated to the Reno-Sparks area in the past year  and existing local companies that expanded their workforce in 2015 were honored at EDAWN’s New and Expanded Company Welcome Reception today where more than 300 local business and government leaders were also in attendance. The most recent addition to the Greater Reno-Sparks was eBay Inc., a worldwide e-commerce and global marketplace [...]

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Franzen-Hill Opens Operation in Reno

RENO, Nev. (Dec. 2, 2015) - The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has announced that Franzen-Hill of Tulare, California has opened a new base operation in Reno, Nevada. The company is expected to hire up to 50 new employees at an average wage of $26.27. Franzen-Hill’s application for Nevada business incentives was recently accepted by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and was a critical factor in the [...]

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Quality Bicycle Products to Open Reno Distribution Center and Expands 1-Day Delivery Service in the Western U.S., 50 Jobs Added to Northern NV

RENO, Nev. (October 23, 2015) - The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has announced that Quality Bicycle Products, an international wholesale distributor of bicycle components and outdoor gear will open a new western distribution center in Reno, Nevada in December.  QBP plans to fill up to 50 warehouse, customer service, and sales related positions. The new 75,000 square foot Q-Reno facility on Lear Boulevard and is strategically located for [...]

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BI Nutraceuticals Opens Manufacturing and Distribution Facility in Reno Area, Up to 120 New Employees Will Be Hired

RENO, Nev. (Sep. 24, 2015) – BI Nutraceuticals today announced the opening of a new advanced manufacturing plant and distribution center in Storey County, Nevada  with plans to bring up to 120 jobs to Northern Nevada and be operational by the end of December 2015. The company’s 140,000 sf facility is located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Park, just east of Reno with $3M million being invested to bring the facility [...]

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Deceuninck North America Breaks Ground on New Plant in Fernley, 80 New Jobs Added to Northern Nevada

RENO, Nev. (Sep. 21, 2015) - The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has announced that Deceuninck North America, part of the Deceuninck Group, a global organization specializing in PVC window and door systems and composites for the building industry will open their new western-based facility in Fernley, Nevada located east of Reno.  The company is expected to hire up to 80 employees and invest more than $22 million for [...]

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AZZ Galvanizing To Open New Eco-Friendly Plant in Reno Area, Up to 60 Quality Jobs Added

RENO, Nev. (Sept. 15, 2015) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) has announced that AZZ Galvanizing Services, a global provider of galvanizing services will soon begin construction of a new plant in the Tahoe-Reno-Industrial Center near Reno.  This operation is scheduled to open by January 2016 and will be the latest in a network of 43 AZZ hot-dip galvanizing plants [...]

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Teleperformance U.S.A. to Open Contact Center in Reno, Brings 500 New Jobs to Northern Nevada

RENO, Nev. (Aug. 27, 2015) - The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has announced that Teleperformance U.S.A., the global leader in outsourced multi-channel customer experience management is opening a new contact center in Reno and hiring up to 500 employees. The new Reno center will provide a broad range of support for a major financial services company. Teleperformance will be hiring for a variety of contact center positions [...]