The City of Reno has hired a revitalization manager to help create a better business environment downtown.
Bill Dunne will officially begin next week. He comes from Troy, New York, where he served as director of economic development and planning.
Assistant City Manager Kate Thomas says the position is a new one.
"As we recover from the downturn, we need someone to take a lead role in our planning, business expansion and economic development efforts," she says.