Business and Economy

Meet One Of Tesla's Neighbors: Fulcrum BioEnergy

Sep 21, 2016
Fulcrum BioEnergy

We hear a lot about the gigafactory being built in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center outside Sparks, but today we're profiling one of Tesla's future neighbors. The company is called Fulcrum BioEnergy and our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has more.

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The city of Reno is getting closer to bringing a professional minor league hockey team to town. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

During last week’s city council meeting, the council voted unanimously to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement among the city, the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority and Reno Puck Club, LLC.

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Washoe County Manager John Slaughter said that while he is cautiously optimistic about the region’s economic future, the county is increasing its reserves in case there's another economic downtown in the future. He made the comments at this year's annual state of the county address. Reno Public Radio's Bob Conrad was there and has more.

Slaughter says that growth and development will get a sharp look in the near future. One of the county’s two bill-draft requests for the next legislative session will include an examination of regional planning legislation.

Female Software Startup Heading To Reno

Sep 15, 2016
Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Next month, a software company called CAEK, pronounced "cake," will be moving its headquarters to downtown Reno where they expect to hire 150 new employees over the next five years. To learn more about what the company does, let's turn to our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

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A new hotel in downtown Reno held its grand opening last night. It's a Courtyard by Marriott located near the Aces baseball stadium and the Truckee River.

Reporter Brook Bentley with our media partner Northern Nevada Business Weekly says the opening represents a larger shift in downtown accommodations.

"The Courtyard by Marriott is joining the trend with properties like the Whitney Peak Hotel and the Renaissance Marriott in being non-gaming  facilities located in downtown Reno," Bentley explains.

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Affordable housing doesn’t seem like an obvious topic for the Tahoe Summit, but housing and lake clarity are linked. Our Tahoe reporter Amy Westervelt has that story. 

How One Reno Business Handles Burning Man Traffic

Aug 30, 2016
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Burning Man organizers are estimating the regional economic impact of the festival to be $45 million this year. Our contributor Brook Bentley of Northern Nevada Business Weekly explores how one Reno business has been handling the influx.

A popular stop for many burners is the Whole Foods Market on South Virginia Street. On a normal day, the store averages 3,500 transactions, but around Burning Man, that number jumps to 5,500.

A study of housing in Truckee and north Tahoe released this week reveals some troubling realities about the region. 

The results of the Truckee-North Tahoe regional housing study, commissioned by the Truckee-Tahoe Community Foundation, are unsurprising to locals: A third of Tahoe residents spend more than half their income on housing, and close to 65 percent of houses in the region are vacation homes. 

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Some tech companies are opting to open offices in Tahoe rather than Reno these days. Our reporter Amy Westervelt talked to a few to find out why.

Tahoe is full of Bay Area folks every weekend, looking to get away from the rat race and relax.

“There were a bunch of people who said, ‘You know, I’m here. So if there was an office, I would actually work here even though I might be in San Francisco four days a week.’”

Nevada Mulling New Rules For Daily Fantasy Sports

Aug 23, 2016
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Daily fantasy sports sites that were ordered to stop Nevada operations last year because they didn't have a gambling license could be making a comeback.

Fan Duel and Draft Kings back a proposed bill that would give the sites a new pathway to operate legally in Nevada.

The state's Gaming Policy Committee, which makes recommendations for lawmakers, held a hearing on the matter on Tuesday. 

Chris Groves, a gambling industry analyst, listed benefits to regulating the growing industry. 

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