2016 Existing Industry Award Nominees

BIGGEST LITTLE WOW The first category is Biggest Little WOW. This category is designed to recognize companies in an exciting, unique, innovative line of business that contributes to the overall diversity of the region. Abaris Training Resources Inc American Duchess Inc. Bombora Broomstick, LLC Capstak Chrysallis Flirtey Jimmy Beans Wool SonoCine´, Inc. StrykaGen CORPORATE CITIZEN AWARD   Our next category recognizes companies that give back to the community via financial [...]

October 13th, 2016|

2016 Biggest Little Startup Fair

2016 Startup Vendors Allgo Social Betts Fit bikeCargo Buzz.Tools LLC Capstak, Inc. Chomp Click Bio Coalition Snow Cosmetic Skin Solutions, LLC Cultural Threads Easy Swirl Escape Flirtey Inc. HIDEit Mounts Hummingdoc Instally KeepOnMovin' Likemoji Peace Broom Phoenix Racing Stands Press Partners Reno Collective RhinoHub Ruby Seven Studios Strange Bikinis LLC Strix Imaging Strykagen Sugar Love Chocolates TripSee West Star Design, LLC Entrepreneurial Resources: 1 Million Cups Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship [...]

October 6th, 2016|

Investor & Partner Update: Executive update | Sept. 2016

Thank you to the following new Investors for supporting EDAWN's Mission to create quality jobs in our region. Grand Sierra Resort has joined EDAWN as a new Presidential Gold Investor We appreciate your support of our job creation efforts! EDAWN values the continued support of current investors and invites those who are not, to consider becoming involved with our organization. For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775.829.3704.

September 29th, 2016|

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 [...]

September 22nd, 2016|

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 [...]

September 19th, 2016|

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 [...]

September 15th, 2016|

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 [...]

September 14th, 2016|

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. [...]

August 29th, 2016|

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 [...]

August 25th, 2016|

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 [...]

August 22nd, 2016|
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