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Business leaders are seeing climate change as a major risk to their bottom line. And according to a new report, more companies are planning for it.

Worldwide, 72 percent of businesses are preparing for climate risks as part of their overall business strategy. That's true here in the U.S., but that number drops down to 65 percent.

Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to clarify that at this time, the freestanding emergency care center is slated to open in 2020. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the facility had already opened. We apologize for the error.

Northern Nevada Medical Center recently held a groundbreaking event for its planned freestanding emergency department in northwest Reno, which is slated to officially open in 2020.

Northern Nevada is making room for industrial space this year, sectioning off 4.5 million square feet of land, but developers are facing some hurdles. 

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Recently, Tesla announced the company will be cutting 7 percent of staff as it attempts to build more affordable vehicles. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has more.

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The Nevada Builders Alliance or NBA is set to become the first trade association in the state to offer its members a health plan. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.

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The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) and Sierra Nevada Construction (SNC) are working to lower the impact businesses are seeing due to the renovation of midtown. KUNR contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View has the details.

Business Owners Protected By DACA Still In Limbo

Sep 13, 2018
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According to the latest data from U.S. Immigration Services, there are more than 2,500 DACA recipients living in Northern and rural Nevada. Since its inception, the program has shielded recipients from deportation. But over the past year, the undocumented individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children have been living in legislative limbo after the Trump Administration rescinded the program. Yet some are doing their best to move forward despite the uncertainty, such as those who have started their own businesses. KUNR’s Karina Gonzalez has the story.

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1 Million Cups is seeking to strengthen Nevada's startup community by giving entrepreneurs a chance to share their ideas. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View Reports.

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A University of Nevada, Reno professor is working to understand why minority-owned businesses in Northern Nevada have less of a presence on Google Maps. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

 

Reno/Sparks And Latino Business Chambers Merge

Jul 11, 2018
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After past differences, the Reno/Sparks and Latino business chambers are merging. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business View reports.

Reno Facing Office Space Shortage

May 11, 2018
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A local development official says the low amount of Class A office space available is becoming an obstacle. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

Nearly nine out of ten small business leaders across Nevada say the state’s economy is heading in the right direction. That’s according to an annual survey by Nevada State Bank. To break down that survey, KUNR News Director Michelle Billman talks to contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

Youth Radio: Meet A High School Student Business Owner

Dec 28, 2017

With the price of college on the rise, high school students here in Reno are coming up with new and creative ways to save for college. Reno Youth Radio’s Kelsey Reynolds is looking into this trend.

I met Ally Bertani during an Instagram livestream about her business profile. I was instantly intrigued…a high school student business owner.

“I specialize in doing portraits for people,” she says. “I do senior portraits, photo shoots. One of my friends models, so I do all the photos for him, just stuff like that.”

Survey: Business Leaders Say Workforce Is Their Biggest Challenge

Mar 24, 2017
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A new survey of Nevada business leaders finds that they want more workforce and STEM training to take place within community colleges and the K-12 education system.

Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

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In recent years, the Regional Transportation Commission, or RTC, has held numerous public meetings about redesigning portions of Virginia Street in Reno's MidTown District. Our reporter Bob Conrad of ThisisReno.com has the latest update.

Virginia Street in MidTown is constrained by the roadway’s width and the need for ADA-accessible sidewalks, which has prompted plans to eliminate a center turn lane in favor of wider sidewalks.

Being A Latina Business Owner In Reno

Dec 30, 2016
Maury Centeno (second from right) owns Safety Glass, a shop for replacing broken windshields.
Natalie Van Hoozer

For many, entrepreneurship can be a difficult process. Now, imagine trying to start a business in a foreign country.  

In Reno, some Latina business owners say this journey has been challenging for them due to cultural differences and language barriers.

While a few of Maury Centeno’s employees sand down a windshield, she’s in the white-walled office next door typing away on her computer. She owns Safety Glass, a windshield replacement company in Reno.

Tiny Housing Grows In Downtown Reno

Jul 18, 2016
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A housing community called the Tiny Ten is coming to downtown Reno.

Local urban developers Kelly Rae and Pamela Haberman of HabeRae Properties knew they were on to something when they first started building tiny homes over a decade ago.

“The tiny homes are the future," Rae says, "as far as our millennials, our [baby] boomers or Generation X-ers that don’t want to live in an 1,800 to 3,000 square foot house out in the suburbs, who want to be near the urban core."

Washoe Libraries Join The Startup Scene

Jul 11, 2016
Library staff and community members gather for the concluding class of the first session of Startup School at the Washoe County South Valleys Library.
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Libraries across the country are taking on new roles in today’s digital age. In Washoe County, libraries are offering programs like Startup School.

When we think of libraries, we often imagine stacks of books and study desks.

“It’s not just a house of books, there’s a lot more opportunity and more and more hands on stuff,” said Morgan Tiar, a Washoe County librarian and instructor for Startup School.

She’s in a meeting room where students like Colleen Lennox are discussing their products.

Reno Food Trucks 'Transcend Culture, Religion, Language'

Jun 25, 2016

Every week during the summer about 3,000 people, mostly college students and families, make their way to Idlewild Park for “Food Truck Friday."

Children laugh and do cartwheels on the grass and lawn chairs are clustered in the shade of the trees. Live music floats over to the food trucks, which are parked in two long rows. Their windows are open and cooks hurry to serve twisting lines of customers. 

One of these customers is Christine Novicio, who has just ordered what is called a “Truck Burger”.

Event Provides Reno Entrepreneurs Free Legal Advice

Jun 13, 2016
Holland and Hart Attorney Doug Flowers (left) invites Reno entrepreneurs to ask any questions they have at his annual event.
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This is the second year for a series of meetings called 'Law on Tap' at the Depot Craft Brewery and Distillery in Reno. Here, local entrepreneurs can network and get free legal advice.

One of these entrepreneurs is University of Nevada, Reno, graduate Landon Gonzalez. He is in the early stages of creating his own outdoor apparel company and came to the event to learn how he can build his business from nothing.

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