EDAWN

During the Great Recession, unemployment in Nevada reached 14.5 percent. That led the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, or EDAWN, to try and attract high numbers of jobs to the region.

Now, with low unemployment and rapid growth, local leaders are setting their sights on higher paying tech jobs.

Michelle Matus

Northern Nevada has garnered national attention as a major technology hub, particularly since Tesla began building its Gigafactory.

But is that characterization accurate? 

Noah Glick

Local economic leaders are warning of major gaps in affordable housing if the region fails to ramp up its development efforts.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

A Look At The New And Expanding Reno Companies In 2016

Dec 19, 2016
Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Thirty new companies relocated to the greater Reno-Sparks area in 2016. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly takes a quick look back at economic growth this year.

Anh Gray

 

Note: This story orginally aired on May 24, 2016.

 

This November, Washoe County voters are being asked whether or not to approve a sales tax increase to pay for school capital improvements. School officials say the money will help alleviate overcrowded classrooms.

For quite some time now, many area business leaders have been hammering the message that school overcrowding could hurt the region’s economic growth. About four hundred gathered this past spring to rally support for the measure. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has this report. 

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.

 

About four hundred people are expected in downtown Reno at an event focusing on how Washoe County schools impact economic growth. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has more.

 

Mike Kazmierski is with the the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, or EDAWN. He says companies considering to invest in the region are expecting a high quality education.

 

Many area business leaders are hammering this message: severe overcrowding at Washoe County schools could hurt the region’s economic growth. That's why about four hundred gathered at an event in downtown Reno aimed at rallying support for a school funding initiative. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray was there. 

 

KUNR reported that coworking spaces are conducive to sparking new business ventures.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray talks with a local expert to learn how his organization is using these spaces to recruit entrepreneurs.

Marcus Lavergne

A new e-commerce company plans to bring 500 jobs to the Reno-Sparks area in the next 5 years. The news came at a press conference Thursday. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne was there and has the story. 

Jet.com has already opened its 160,000 square-foot warehouse in Northern Nevada. The company, which launched in July, is known as a “smart shopping platform” and competes with companies like Amazon.com.

Marc Lore is Jet.com's founder and CEO and spoke at yesterday’s event.

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