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Andy Wirth to Retire From Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Apr 24, 2018
Andy Wirth poses with a scenic Tahoe backdrop
Tai Power Seeff

Word of Andy Wirth's retirement as the president of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has snapped the ski industry to attention and echoed across Olympic Valley and the Truckee-Tahoe region. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

A pond of toxic runoff sits at the site of the Anaconda Copper Mine
Nevada Appeal

Yerington's Anaconda Copper Mine has been removed from a federal list of Superfund clean-up sites. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

Emmily Butz smiles through a window in her mobile cafe.
Emmily Butz

A mobile coffee shop in Fallon is trying out a pay-it-forward model. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

Kaleb Roedel

MedMen, a Los Angeles-based cannabis company, has opened up its $15 million marijuana factory near Reno. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

Alexa Ard

Cannabis industry workers are urging the city council of South Lake Tahoe to allow "microbusinesses." It's a model some are describing as the "craft breweries of cannabis." Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

Kawana Meadows Development Corporation

A mix of commercial and residential development is scheduled to begin construction this summer at the Nevada/California state line at Tahoe's South Shore. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

Lance Iverson

Last year, lodging properties in Carson City saw the highest revenue increase in the city's history. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

Kaleb Roedel

A women's entrepreneurial development center recently launched in Reno. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

Sierra Air

Amid a dwindling workforce, blue-collar industries in Northern Nevada are having to change their recruitment tactics. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly spoke to several local business owners to learn how they're adapting. 

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.

During the Great Recession, unemployment in Nevada reached 14.5 percent. That led the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, or EDAWN, to try and attract high numbers of jobs to the region.

Now, with low unemployment and rapid growth, local leaders are setting their sights on higher paying tech jobs.

Julia Ritchey

Since the Great Recession, Nevada has made significant investments in diversifying its economy into a new frontier: technology.

Apple, Tesla and Switch have all set up here. So, what does the future look like for this growing industry in northern Nevada?

Noah Glick

The tech industry continues to grow at a rapid pace in northern Nevada, with more companies continuing to move to the region. But what do these jobs actually look like? And what kind of wages can workers expect?

Michelle Matus

Northern Nevada has garnered national attention as a major technology hub, particularly since Tesla began building its Gigafactory.

But is that characterization accurate? 

Gino Borges is a partner and Director of Impact at OpenPath Investments, a social impact real estate company based in Truckee, Cali.
OpenPath Investments

With housing in high demand throughout northern Nevada and eastern California, several property managers are charging higher rents to potential tenants.

But some companies are trying something different to increase value.

Noah Glick

More than 150 people met in Incline Village Monday to discuss the economic challenges facing the Tahoe Basin.

As Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, much of the attention was on housing.

Local officials and community members officially break ground on a new affordable housing development in Dayton, called Gold Canyon Estates.
Noah Glick

A new residential development has officially broken ground in Dayton, which developers say will add much-needed housing to the small town northeast of Carson City.

But rather than sell the homes at market value, builders say the price will come with a significant discount.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto introduces a small business resource guide at the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce.
Natalie Van Hoozer

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has released a small business resource guide in both English and Spanish. KUNR reporter Natalie Van Hoozer has more.

Cortez Masto introduced the business guide to about 40 people at the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce last week.

Noah Glick

More than one in five adults in Nevada live with a disability. Yet, most of them looking for work are unable to find a job.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick explores the barriers to employment for people with special needs and what’s being done to help.

Stephanie Serrano KUNR

The quinceañera industry is continuing to grow in Reno, increasing the economic impact in our community and providing jobs for many locals in the area. Our reporter Stephanie Serrano dives into the industry and explores what it takes to really put on a  quinceañera. Serrano is with Noticiero Móvil, a Spanish-English multimedia news outlet for Northern Nevada and part of the Reynolds School of Journalism. 

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