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Reno Technology Academy at Multnomah University has received unanimous grant approval from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) board in the amount of $1.1 million. The funds will be used to launch the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cybersecurity Specialist Certification training programs. Both programs will be hands-on and take place at the Kietzke Lane campus in January 2019.
On March 15, 2018, board members for the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development approved applications for 12 businesses throughout the state, which will create 654 new jobs, and nearly $500 million in capital investment. “After leading the nation in private-sector job growth last year, Nevada is off to a strong start in 2018 and this impressive slate of diverse companies, either relocating to or expanding in the Silver State, will help to ensure our growing workforce continues to have access to a stable, sustainable job market and rising wages,” said Governor Brian Sandoval.
The Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has hosted regular business matchmaker events in Carson City, Reno and Fallon. The next one will be held in North Las Vegas on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. These are good opportunities for Northern Nevada companies to seek out government contracting possibilities.
As a statewide program, the Nevada PTAC has offices in Carson City and in Fallon (aside from Las Vegas), and a number of small business clients in the north will be traveling to Las Vegas for the event. The PTAC hopes the event in Las Vegas will be the first of many, and is excited to be holding this type of event in Las Vegas for the first time.
The announcement last week of a new partnership between the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Nevada State College has significant implications for commercial drone use in populated areas, a top official believes.
Many Nevada companies are missing out on opportunities to grow their business and increase revenues because they don’t think about exporting their goods and services abroad. That’s the message of Kristopher Sanchez, director of international trade with the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Sanchez spoke at a roundtable sponsored by the Urban Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas and encouraged companies to go on a trade mission to Australia in July. The deadline to apply is May. 20.
The Local Emerging Small Business (ESB) Program is a new certification program for Nevada small businesses interested in doing business with state and local government agencies. Administered by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the ESB Program was created to encourage the development and growth of small businesses in Nevada.