Mary’s Gone Crackers Expands Its North America Operations; Relocates Headquarters

RENO, Nev. (May 23, 2016) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced today that Mary’s Gone Crackers®, a manufacturer of organic and gluten-free healthy snacks will be opening a manufacturing and R&D facility in Reno, Nevada. The company headquarters will also be relocated to this site with plans to be operational by this fall. Mary’s Gone Crackers intends to hire over 200 employees by the end of [...]

Samba TV To Open Nevada Office, leading provider of real-time TV analytics to expand in Incline Village, bringing thirty new jobs to the region

RENO, Nev. (Apr. 28, 2016) - Samba TV, today announced the opening of a new facility in Incline Village, Nevada with plans to bring up to thirty jobs to Northern Nevada.  The company will receive business incentives that were approved by the State of Nevada in March. Samba's office opening will help the company expand operations as it looks to accommodate rapid growth to expand its capabilities in real-time TV [...]

Save Our Schools (Capital Funding) Sales Tax Initiative

RENO, Nev. (April 26, 2016) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) Board has voted to take a position of “Significant Engagement” in support of the proposed sales tax increase to fund the infrastructure needs of the Washoe County School District (WCSD). The Board takes this position after a thorough review of the relevant issues and materials of the Save Our Schools Capital Funding Initiative.   The EDAWN Board [...]

2016 EDAWN Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Award Recipients

Entrepreneurial Development team core values: Entrepreneurs 1st Raise the Bar Make an Impact Cultural Stewardship Be of Service to Others You’ll notice that all of the recipients recognized at the 2015 EDAWN Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Awards embody most, if not all, of these core values. Angel Investor Advocate of the Year: Kathie Priebe Raise the Bar A young but flourishing startup community has taken hold in Northern Nevada. Over the past [...]

The Next City Vanguard’s Big Idea Is Coming to Life in Reno – Join us for the Inaugural Event on 4th Street

RENO, Nev. (March 21, 2016) - We are thrilled to share with you the outcome of the 2015 Vanguard Conference Big Idea Challenge in Reno (all summarized in the Next City article, "In Reno, Public Art Goes Along with Complete Streets Makeover"). Since the conference last May, EDAWN has worked with Next City, the City of Reno, and Reno Art Works to implement the vision of the winning idea. Celebrate [...]

Sonwil Distribution Center Opens in Reno, NV-Logistics and Transportation Provider Establishes Western USA Operations Hub

RENO, Nev. (March 10, 2016) - The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) today announced that Sonwil Distribution Center has recently opened a new operation on Longley Lane in Reno, Nevada. Sonwil is a third generation family-owned and operated logistics solutions firm which has been serving regional, national, and international clients for more than 70 years. "As a business making our first introduction to the Nevada market, we couldn't [...]

Northern Nevada Gets A Lift from Cam-Concept, U.S. Headquarters Opens in Sparks

RENO, Nev. (Mar. 7, 2016) - The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced that Cam-Concept USA, a manufacturer of primarily custom industrial equipment and Cam-Lift systems has opened its U.S. headquarters in Sparks, Nevada. The company plans to hire 10 employees at an average wage of more than $28 per hour.  These positions include; machinists, welders, engineers and sales. Cam-Concept USA has teamed up with two individuals from East Coast Canada.  Jean-Pierre [...]

Washoe County School District and Local Business Community Focus on The Changing Workforce Climate and Preparing Students for Success

RENO, Nev. (Feb. 25, 2016) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and the Washoe County School District (WCSD) Signature Academies and Career & Technical Education (CTE) hosted a tour yesterday of the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center with over 20 middle school leaders and Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) administrators in attendance. These educators play a critical role in helping students develop long-term career goals, advising them about the [...]

ArroHealth a Leader in Risk Adjustment Solutions Opens in Reno NV, 300 Positions to Be Added in Northern Nevada

RENO, Nev. (February 16, 2016) - The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced that ArroHealth, a national provider of medical payment analytics, medical record retrieval, data aggregation, and medical record coding has opened a new operation on Vassar Street in Reno, Nevada. This location is dedicated toward servicing the company’s Western Region clients primarily health plans, providers and insured clients.  ArroHealth is expected to fill approximately 90 positions [...]

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 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 [...]