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Healthy Foods Research Company Headed To Reno

Yevo International, the sister company to Nutrient Foods

A research and manufacturing company called Nutrient Foods is moving its headquarters to Reno, adding 300 jobs to the region. The company, based in New Jersey now, makes nutrient-dense meals as an alternative to processed foods, which can contain empty calories with little nutritional value.

Bryan McArdle is with the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, or EDAWN.

"Having a company that's doing research, they're producing something," McArdle explains. "It's not just [that] they're opening headquarters and making what they've always made. You know, research is developing something new, and that's always great for the local economy."

Despite Northern Nevada's historic ties to gaming and mining, McArdle says diversifying the region's economy with budding industries like advanced manufacturing, food production, and robotics will ultimately lead to the creation of more higher paying jobs.

Michelle Billman is a former news director at KUNR Public Radio.
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