RENO, Nevada (Dec. 8, 2016) – Twenty-seven companies that relocated to the Greater Reno-Sparks in 2016, along with existing local companies that expanded their workforce this year, were honored at EDAWN’s New and Expanded Company Welcome Reception today. More than 400 local business and government leaders also attended the event. The most recent addition to Northern Nevada is Mishimoto Automotive, a manufacturer and distributor of high performance cooling systems. The facility is opening in Washoe County (Sparks), Nevada, with plans to fill 15 quality jobs.
“Mishimoto looked at several locations in the Western U.S. and ultimately decided that Reno-Sparks is strategically the best place for us to open our next facility,” said Chris Valis, Vice President of Global Logistics Support for Mishimoto Automotive. “Proximity to our customers was a key factor. It became very apparent that this was where we needed to be to grow our business and take it to the next level.”
“2016 was another impressive year, with 27 new and expanding companies adding close to 3,000 new quality jobs to the region over the next few years,” said Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO of EDAWN. “We are also very excited to welcome Mishimoto Automotive to Nevada. Our Business Development team expects to make several more new company announcements in the coming weeks.” With the help of our many community partners, EDAWN will continue to work hard to attract, retain and grow the quality jobs our community needs as we build and strengthen our economic future.”
Dan Buhrman from CBRE, Inc. partnered with Mishimoto to assist the com2any in its relocation to the area.
Also in attendance at the EDAWN event which was held at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino was City of Reno, Alex Woodley; Sparks City Mayor, Geno Martini; Washoe County Manager, John Slaughter; and Storey County Manager, Pat Whitten.
The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is a private/ public partnership established in 1983 committed to adding quality jobs to the region by recruiting new companies, supporting the success of existing companies, and assisting newly forming companies, to diversify the economy and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks.
Contact: Norma Yamaji
EDAWN, Associate Business Development