The logistics industry used to be all about big metal — semi-trailer trucks and warehouses filled with miles of steel racking. These days, the logistics business is about big data just as much as it’s about big metal, and northern Nevada companies continue to be among the industry’s leaders. Just look, for instance, at the ways that technology is helping to drive the rapid growth of ITS Logistics, the locally grown company that recently moved into a 630,000-square- foot facility in Sparks.
It is difficult to predict precisely how many new jobs will need to be filled in the next five to 10 years, but it is a lot, and it is clear that the quality of the workforce will need to improve and that wages will increase as competition for skilled employees intensifies. This fact is now manifesting itself as employees change jobs and become more focused on upgrading their skills.
Growing up in New York was good for me in many ways. New Yorkers are mirrors for reflecting attitudes people project, back on them. “What’s it to ya?” is a favorite answer they give anyone that doesn’t ask a question politely. On the other hand, they’ll give you the shirt off their back to help people, as demonstrated after the World Trade Center tragedy. In business as in life, attitude is the root cause of success, or if not paid attention to, purgatory or failure.
The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) today announced the launch of a new video showcasing The New Nevada and why more and more businesses are moving to Northern Nevada. Featured are Switch (data center), Clear Capital (software analytics), and Flirtey (drone development), all companies that recently moved to the Greater Reno-Sparks area to grow or start a business. Executives share some of the key reasons they made the move and why Reno is a Little City with a Big Attitude.
Currently, there are not enough students following the path to a STEM career to meet the economy’s needs. As educators are scrambling to address the growing gap, a small group of local scientists, educators and community leaders turned to technology and grant funding, successfully bringing the first NASA-based Challenger Learning Center in the state to an unobtrusive brick building on campus at Sparks High School.
On Thursday, November 5, 2015, The Chamber will debut its newest annual event – the Northern Nevada Business Summit. The business-to-business trade show will host over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest in cutting edge products and services, local vendors, and any tool you need to grow your business. One of those exhibitors will be NCET, so be sure to visit our booth.