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.
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.
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.
We recently hosted the largest and most exciting technology conference in the history of Reno-Sparks: the VentureBeat Blueprint conference, an event that looked at ways to expand high tech across the country. In attendance were more than 300 tech executives and government leaders from more than 40 states, many that had never been here before!
Dozens of entrepreneurs and their supporters gathered Thursday to crow about Reno’s Startup Row. They were at the Reno Collective to celebrate a number of firms that have been born, grown up, stayed and hired in Reno. Because many taken offices near the Collective’s hub at Arlington Towers, the area is known as Startup Row. […]
Join us for an economic development update and presentation by Mike Kazmierski, EDAWN President & CEO “Our Economy: Where We Are & Where We Are Going” EDAWN Luncheon & Economic Development Update A headquarter relocation will be announced at the luncheon where you will learn about their green approach to manufacturing Thursday, January 16, 2014 […]
EDAWN’s mission simply is the attraction, retention/expansion and entrepreneurial creation of quality jobs. We have, during the past several months, explained the programs and efforts of EDAWN that address the attraction leg and the retention/expansion leg of economic development. I will now address the final “leg” — entrepreneurial development as a new effort for EDAWN […]