Twenty-nine companies that relocated to Greater Reno-Sparks and existing local companies that expanded their workforce this year, were honored at EDAWN’s “New and Expanded Companies” welcome reception on December 6. 2018 was a year of record set in technology growth and corporate headquarters, both very strong indicators that our economy continues to move in the right direction.
The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) announced on November 27 that rfxcel, the most tenured provider of track and trace solutions in the market today, is relocating its corporate headquarters to Reno. The new office is expected to open its doors in December 2018.
Since the great recession, the Reno-Sparks economy has been on a roll — unemployment rates have plummeted and capital investments made by game-changing companies have surged. Mike Kazmierski, president and CEO of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, has been helping lead the charge and keep the pace since arriving in Reno in 2011.
Projects developed at Innovation Park, the home of Blockchains, LLC in Northern Nevada, could be utilized to serve NV Energy’s 1.3 million customers. Any projects incubated and ready for implementation will first be presented to, and approved by, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN).
The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), dignitaries, community guests and Title Sponsor, Switch, celebrated the success and contributions of existing primary companies in the Greater Reno-Sparks area at the 7th Annual Existing Industry Awards Event held at the Grand Sierra Resort. NCET took home the Community Partner award.
Back when many cities had just three TV stations and you had to walk to the TV to change channels, I looked forward to TV Guide’s Fall Preview of new and returning shows. With that in mind, here’s my annual NCET’s Fall Preview of programs and events designed to help Northern Nevada’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.
In 2013, the entrepreneurial landscape in Northern Nevada was a barren desert. Only recently removed from being rocked by the Great Recession, that year Reno-area startup companies brought in a small cluster of new jobs (50) while raising droplets of venture capital ($2 million), according to the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada. Five years later, the horizon for both entrepreneurs and investors looks vastly more fruitful and green — in more ways than one.