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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 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 [...]

Reno Lithium-Ion Battery Technology Company Nets $2 Million Investment from Dynavolt Renewable Power Technology Co., Ltd.

RENO, NEV. (2016) ­–– A publicly traded Chinese company’s investment of $2 million in a Reno-based startup that makes lithium-ion batteries is expected to accelerate expansion of the manufacturing capacity for Dragonfly Energy Corp. Dynavolt Renewable Power Technology Co. Ltd. (0002684.SZ) invested $2 million to acquire 2 million shares of Series A Preferred Stock in Dragonfly Energy. The investment represents a one-third ownership stake in the company. Dragonfly Energy started [...]

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 [...]