NCET invites business and technology leaders and advocates to the Nevada Economic Development Conference from Monday, August 20, 2018 to Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Early Bird Registration ends July 6!
Technology could be the most significant growth industry in Northern Nevada since the legalization of gaming in 1931. With that in mind, NCET and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) recently recognized those helping to turn the region into a tech hub.
The struggle of MedMen president and co-founder Andrew Modlin to get in that one, final snip serves as an almost poetic metaphor for the challenges faced by any company that tries to get into the legal marijuana business. Just like his cannabis firm transitioned from an upstart company into a major player in a multibillion-dollar industry through the efforts of several people, however, Modlin eventually manages to cut through the chunky ribbon with a little bit of help. A year and a half since breaking ground just 10 miles east of Reno-Sparks, MedMen’s large, state-of-the-art cannabis factory was officially unveiled to the assembled crowd.
Tech employment in the United States expanded by nearly 200,000 jobs in 2017 to 11.5 million workers, according to a recent report by technology industry association CompTIA. Thirty-eight states saw positive tech employment growth in 2017, including Nevada. The state added 1,419 net new tech jobs year-over-year, raising the estimated tech industry employment in the state to 31,393.
Knowing when to invest in information technology is a struggle for many organizations. With so many new applications and hardware upgrades available, it can be a challenge to know which has the highest return on investment. Spending the time to research and understand how an IT solution can help your business requires expertise and business acumen.
A group of local business women have joined forces to help other women succeed at business. Inspire Reno describes itself as a women’s entrepreneurial development center. “One thing we know about people who are peak performers is, the one thing they have in common is, they gather around other successful people,” says Dr. Erin Oksol, psychologist and business coach.
Based on the incredible success of the first Cannabis Commerce luncheon in February, NCET is pleased to present “Cannabis Commerce 2.0: The Supplier Story.” The new panels focus on the cannabis infrastructure and features an attorney, CPA, marketing expert and builder / contractor.