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Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | April. 2017

Entrepreneurial Update The 2017 Reno Startup Deck is HOT OFF THE PRESS! This engaging playing card deck is designed to inform and educate everyone about the entrepreneurial resources in the region. Playful and inspiring, the deck promotes networking with individuals of a variety of strengths, learning from other local startup companies and becoming familiar with the area's ample entrepreneurial resources. Stay tuned for the official launch, and further details next week! [...]

April 20th, 2017|

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – April. 2017

Business Retention | Expansion The BRE team made 18 visits in March and provided assistance to 15 of the companies visited. The team connects companies to a variety of resources that provide education, training, and other types of support, or potential supply chain partners, customers, and important connections. A subject brought up frequently by companies visited is transportation. The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) has numerous options available to support [...]

April 13th, 2017|

CEO & Business Development Update | April. 2017

CEO Update Nevada is the top state on the Forbes American Dream Index "based on its recent momentum is Nevada, which scored 108.8. Nevada rates highly thanks to the strong levels of construction and startup activity, along with gains in goods-producing jobs." The American Dream Index is based on seven metrics: bankruptcies, building permits (the level and recent trend), goods-producing jobs, labor participation rate, layoffs, startup activity and unemployment [...]

April 6th, 2017|

Investor & Partner Update: Executive Update | March. 2017

Investor Update Thank you to the following new Investors for supporting EDAWN's Mission to create quality jobs in our region. GTG Capital Partners and Neeser Construction have upgraded to the Gold Level of investment with EDAWN. BTI Group has joined as a Silver 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 [...]

April 6th, 2017|

Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | March. 2017

Entrepreneurial Update Ozmen Ventures launches $5 million fund to spark local entrepreneurial ecosystem as one of the first early-stage investment funds in northern Nevada. Founded by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, owners of Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and defense company, the fund aims to invest in young and dynamic local startups and cultivate the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ozmen Ventures is a seed and early-stage venture capital fund headquartered [...]

March 28th, 2017|

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – March. 2017

Business Retention | Expansion  The BRE&W team made 14 visits in February with 9 companies planning growth in the next 12 months. We continue to bring companies and resources together with 8 business to business connections, as well as 5 internship and 15 higher education connections. We encourage all employers to connect with the university and community colleges, as well as other business in the region. Nancy McCormick recently [...]

March 16th, 2017|

CEO & Business Development Update | March. 2017

CEO Update We are excited to welcome our two newest additions to the EDAWN Board!  Katy Simon Holland, Washoe County School District (WCSD) and Kylie Rowe, Dickson Commercial Group. Thanks again for your support of the Save Our Schools initiative (WC-1). The first major project made possible by the passage of WC-1 is the addition to Damonte Ranch High School. The groundbreaking ceremony will be Thursday, March 16th from [...]

March 14th, 2017|

Investor & Partner Update: Executive Update | Feb. 2017

Investor Update Thank you to the following new Investors for supporting EDAWN's Mission to create quality jobs in our region. Blanchard, Krasner & French, City National Bank and Pyramid Materials, Inc. have joined as Silver Investors 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. [...]

March 14th, 2017|

Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | Feb. 2017

Entrepreneurial Update Ozmen Ventures Launches $5 Million Fund to Spark Local Entrepreneurial Ecosystem! Ozmen Ventures has announced its launch as one of the first early-stage investment funds in northern Nevada. Founded by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, owners of Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and defense company, the fund aims to invest in young and dynamic local startups and cultivate the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ozmen Ventures is [...]

February 24th, 2017|

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – Feb. 2017

Business Retention | Expansion & Workforce The BRE&W Development team visited 12 companies in January and continues to provide assistance and make connections with education and workforce resources. The majority of companies visited are still growing and added over 155 new positions in the last year. The Employer Workforce Resource Guide is now available on our website and also available in print version. This guide provides contacts for posting open positions, [...]

February 16th, 2017|
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