This one’s for the little guys. Five Reno startups, including a company that caters to endurance athletes and one that specializes in connected products — the Internet of Things in geek speak — were recognized by city and state officials on Tuesday for raising funding and creating high-paying jobs in the Biggest Little City.
The 4th Annual Nevada Economic Development Conference takes a hyper-focused look at Nevada’s super-charged business and economic development trends, networks and ideas that are defining the new Nevada economy. The four keynote speakers scheduled to present at the conference are Raj Sisodia, Michael Tchong, Peter Kageyama and Mike Nager.
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!
Economic development in Nevada has a direct, deliberate, effect on Nevada’s technology industry. Then again, Nevada’s technology industry is having a definite effect on economic development. It’s like the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups commercials – where the collision of chocolate and peanut butter create a happy symbiosis. In this case, the combination is intentional. Technology is one of the industry sectors pinpointed by economic development authorities. Steps taken to attract technology companies to Nevada have paid off.
The allure of Reno is its promise and potential to become a vibrant technology city without all of the downsides of a tech capital like Silicon Valley. If we can attract Tesla, Switch, Microsoft and Apple, but keep at bay the sky-high commercial real estate prices, snarled traffic and exorbitant housing prices, Reno will remain a magnet to maturing technology and logistics companies.