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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.

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.

(left to right): Dilek Uz, Stephen Brown, Kimberly Robbins and Frances Moore discuss the economic impacts of climate change during UNR's Global Climate Change Summit, Saturday September 23.
Noah Glick

Scientists and community leaders gathered at the University of Nevada, Reno to discuss the impacts of climate change—on the environment and the economy.

ThisisReno.com

The City of Reno has given tentative approval to a project that would create a pipeline of treated effluent to the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center which houses companies like Tesla and Switch. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke to our contributor Bob Conrad if ThisisReno to learn more.

The water is needed for Switch, Tesla and other businesses at the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRIC).

Switch brought heavy-hitter “water czar” Pat Mulroy, formerly of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, to testify for the agreement, which mostly met with favor among council members.

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. 

Noah Glick

The cannabis industry is projected to surge dramatically with the legalization of recreational pot in several states, including Nevada. But it’s not just the dispensaries who stand to benefit.

Paul Boger

The clock is running out at the Nevada Legislature, with lawmakers facing a midnight deadline to close out a state budget for the next two years. 

Michelle Matus

By legalizing recreational marijuana, Nevada voters have opened up the door for new businesses eager to serve this growing market.

But as Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports, getting into the retail cannabis game comes at a high cost.

Nevada’s middle class is faring better than any other state in the nation, according to an economic report from Forbes.

The Silver State scored the highest on the magazine’s new “American Dream Index,” that measures seven key economic factors impacting the middle class.

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.

New Nail Tech Program Fueled By Economic Recovery

Feb 6, 2017
Annie Conway / NNBW

Economic growth in northern Nevada is positively affecting many sectors in the region — including the beauty industry. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the latest.

Noah Glick

Local economic leaders are warning of major gaps in affordable housing if the region fails to ramp up its development efforts.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

ThisisReno.com

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.

Local Construction Industry Growth Expected To Slow

Dec 23, 2016
Soham Banerjee / CC BY-SA 2.0

The construction industry is expected to continue to grow heading into 2017, but at a slower pace then in recent years. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details. 

Reno Business Owners React To Temporary Halt On New Overtime Rule

Dec 12, 2016
Blogtrepreneur / CC BY-SA 2.0

Many business owners in Northern Nevada had a bittersweet victory when a federal court recently placed a preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Replacing Vacant Reno Lot

Nov 15, 2016
Brook Bentley

An empty lot in downtown Reno will soon house a locally-owned medical marijuana dispensary called Mynt. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

International Company Opens $22.5 Million Plant In Fernley

Nov 15, 2016
Deceuninck North America

A large manufacturing plant for windows and doors has opened in Fernley. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

David Lofink / Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Small business employment across Nevada reached an all-time high during the first quarter of 2016. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick has more on the latest numbers.

Nevada has officially regained the job numbers lost during the recession, both in total and small business employment. That’s according to the most recent data from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

Bill Anderson is chief economist for the state and he says the growth has been broad-based, meaning he’s seeing increased employment across all economic sectors.

Reno Biz Profile: Capstak, Inc.

Oct 1, 2016
Annie Conway / NNBW

A company called Capstak announced this week that it's relocating its headquarters to downtown Reno. As more details emerge, let's check in with our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

Capstak is an online meeting platform for commercial real estate professionals. It helps them find deals, source capital and identify both business partners and service providers.

ThisisReno.com

Washoe County Manager John Slaughter said that while he is cautiously optimistic about the region’s economic future, the county is increasing its reserves in case there's another economic downtown in the future. He made the comments at this year's annual state of the county address. Reno Public Radio's Bob Conrad was there and has more.

Slaughter says that growth and development will get a sharp look in the near future. One of the county’s two bill-draft requests for the next legislative session will include an examination of regional planning legislation.

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