Multiple drones took to the air at the same time above downtown Reno this week in a series of simulations testing emerging technology that someday will be used to manage hundreds of thousands of small unmanned commercial aircraft delivering packages, pizzas and medical supplies.
The robots are coming. That’s the consensus among groups like the Brookings Institute, which released a report earlier this year stating that 36 million existing jobs in the U.S. are at high exposure for automation in the future. While workers in affected areas such as food and clerical services see such trends as a threat, others view it as an opportunity.
Hallmark doesn’t have a card, but this is Economic Development Week, when economic development agencies share their success stories with the public. In Nevada, that can mean tech in Reno and logistics in Las Vegas.
Every day, individuals are on the front lines working to improve our communities after the creation of societal gaps made from the intersection of for-profit and government entities. Our businesses and citizens can better help by following a few counter-intuitive tips when giving to the charities we know and love.
The days when casinos and warehouses dominated the Reno-area economy are disappearing. Instead, manufacturing is by far the fastest-growing segment of the region’s economy these days.
Big numbers are one way to appreciate Tesla’s gargantuan Nevada Gigafactory. Operating 24-hours per day in shifts, workers produce enough battery packs and drive units in a week to power 5,300 of Tesla’s Model 3 sedans.
It’s the season of merriment, joy, and often enjoying a cocktail with friends or family. However, did you ever consider how that spirit transformed from a pile of grains to liquid ambrosia? If you’re drinking a glass from Seven Troughs Distilling Company, then that libation took a uniquely Nevada journey.
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.