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Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | July 2017

Entrepreneurial Update Reno's makeover into soaring tech hub: Tesla, Panasonic, Switch and more... Doug Erwin, the Senior VP of Entrepreneurial Development at EDAWN wrote for VentureBeat this month highlighting the benefits of Reno's growing startup ecosystem; VentureBeat is the the leading source for news, events, groundbreaking research and perspective on technology innovation. "Faced with sharply rising costs in tech-centric metropolitan areas, large companies and startups alike are looking for affordable locations. As they [...]

July 20th, 2017|

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – July 2017

Business Retention | Expansion | Workforce Development The Business Retention, Expansion and Workforce Development team visited over 140 new and existing primary companies over the past 12 months, and assisted 94 companies in a variety of ways including making introductions to resources, helping facilitate connections with education, taking business concerns forward to the appropriate entities, and assisting with expansions.   They also worked closely with the Washoe County School District [...]

July 13th, 2017|

CEO & Business Development Update | July 2017

CEO Update What an amazing amount of positive media in the past few weeks:  Bloomberg, June 22, 2017 - Reno Is Starting to Look More Like Silicon Valley. A great national piece on the exciting growth in our manufacturing sector, as the community undergoes a transformation.  "Thousands throng to the weekly Food Truck Fridays near downtown, dudes play cornhole while sipping cold brew coffee at a cafe by the [...]

July 6th, 2017|

Investor & Partner Update: Executive Update | June 2017

Investor Update EDAWN would like to thank all of our investors for their continued support this fiscal year. We cannot be successful at attracting, retaining and growing companies in the Greater Reno-Sparks area without you! Thank you to the following new EDAWN investors: Dickinson Wright PLLC and Nelson Electric Company, Inc. have joined as a Gold Investors! TSK Architects has joined as a Silver Investor! If your company is not currently an investor [...]

June 29th, 2017|

Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | June 2017

Entrepreneurial Update HOT OFF THE PRESS in Bloomberg Business - Reno Is Starting to Look More Like Silicon Valley  Thousands throng to the weekly Food Truck Fridays near downtown, dudes play corn-hole while sipping cold brew coffee at a cafe by the river, and a local bartender can't quite keep track of the number of craft breweries... read more here. Three Reno startups thriving beyond Silicon Valley This month, three of [...]

June 22nd, 2017|

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – June 2017

Business Retention | Expansion | Workforce The BRE-WD team made 16 visits in the month of May and has exceeded its annual target of 140 total visits to newly located and existing companies. Assistance provided includes referrals to resources in education, connections to potential vendors or customers, resolution of roadblocks, and providing recommendations for retaining, finding, and attracting workforce. The EDAWN Workforce Program Manager has been actively engaged in [...]

June 15th, 2017|

CEO & Business Development Update | June 2017

CEO Update Another great addition to our community.  Elemental LED, an engineering and technology-based manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, is relocating its U.S. Headquarters, manufacturing and R&D operations to Reno, Nevada. The company expects to be operational this year by the end of the third quarter. Elemental LED plans to hire up to 100 employees over the next two years and has an average wage of more than $40 an hour. [...]

June 8th, 2017|

Investor & Partner Update: Executive Update | May. 2017

Investor Update Thank you to the following new Investors for supporting EDAWN's Mission to create quality jobs in our region.  Marmot Properties, LLC 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 involved with our organization. For more information, please contact Sheila Imsdahl or call 775.829.3704.     Partner Updates Congratulations [...]

May 25th, 2017|

Entrepreneurial – Executive Update | May. 2017

Entrepreneurial Update This week Udacity launched the first of its kind accelerated learning program in Reno, known as Udacity Connect, to teach in-demand skills in Reno!  At the completion of the 3-month nano-degree program, participants will receive a valued credential in their field of study with the program offering a combination of online courses and in-person study sessions. The first nano-degree offered will train Reno residents to become full stack web developers; with advanced [...]

May 20th, 2017|

Business Retention, Expansion & Workforce Update – May 2017

Note - The EPIC Jobs Chart from last month has been adjusted. "We changed some of the multipliers so that they are based on more recent data and updated job growth vs population growth in Storey County."  Now over two years into the five year EPIC report projections of over 52,400 new jobs, we are still on track to exceed our estimates, as Tesla, Panasonic and Switch start to ramp [...]

May 11th, 2017|
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