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Mike Kazmierski de pie en un podio.
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Tres nuevas compañías pronto llegarán al norte de Nevada y eventualmente contratarán a más de 300 empleados. Jayden Pérez de KUNR nos informa.

Mike Kazmierski standing at a podium.
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Editor's Note: Affinity Development Group will be opening an office in South Reno instead of relocating their corporate headquarters, which was stated in the original version of this story. Both the text and audio have been updated.

Three new companies are coming to Northern Nevada and will eventually hire for more than 300 jobs. 

Kazmierski said, "Our community works well together and I'm confident that we will get through this in [the] not too distant future. In 90 days, we'll start to see a fairly reasonable recovery."
Paul Boger / KUNR

For roughly a decade, Nevada has maintained one of the fastest-growing economies in the country. But with non-essential businesses across the state shuttered due to the threat of the novel coronavirus, that economy is likely going to take a hit. Just how big of an impact COVID-19 will have remains to be seen. To suss that out, KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Mike Kazmierski, CEO of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada about the state’s economy and what recovery may look like.

Mike Kazmierski stands on stage to give a presentation.
Kaleb M. Roedel / Nevada News Group

Nevada is one of the fastest growing states in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but that growth comes with challenges.

Does Art Mean Business In Northern Nevada?

Sep 25, 2018
Brown metal vines with glass leaves wrap around patio posts at a Reno restaurant. They were fashioned by local artisans, commissioned by Tilio Lagatta. Lagatta's company redevelops buildings and has been including art to add punch and hopefully value.
Holly Hutchings

A report from The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that arts and cultural production accounted for over $6 billion of the silver state's economy in 2015. As KUNR's Holly Hutchings reports, business leaders are looking for ways to use cultural contributions to grow and improve their industries.

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.

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? 

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.

A Look At The New And Expanding Reno Companies In 2016

Dec 19, 2016
Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Thirty new companies relocated to the greater Reno-Sparks area in 2016. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly takes a quick look back at economic growth this year.

Anh Gray

 

Note: This story orginally aired on May 24, 2016.

 

This November, Washoe County voters are being asked whether or not to approve a sales tax increase to pay for school capital improvements. School officials say the money will help alleviate overcrowded classrooms.

For quite some time now, many area business leaders have been hammering the message that school overcrowding could hurt the region’s economic growth. About four hundred gathered this past spring to rally support for the measure. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has this report. 

Female Software Startup Heading To Reno

Sep 15, 2016
Northern Nevada Business Weekly

Next month, a software company called CAEK, pronounced "cake," will be moving its headquarters to downtown Reno where they expect to hire 150 new employees over the next five years. To learn more about what the company does, let's turn to our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

 

About four hundred people are expected in downtown Reno at an event focusing on how Washoe County schools impact economic growth. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has more.

 

Mike Kazmierski is with the the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, or EDAWN. He says companies considering to invest in the region are expecting a high quality education.

 

Many area business leaders are hammering this message: severe overcrowding at Washoe County schools could hurt the region’s economic growth. That's why about four hundred gathered at an event in downtown Reno aimed at rallying support for a school funding initiative. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray was there. 

 

KUNR reported that coworking spaces are conducive to sparking new business ventures.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray talks with a local expert to learn how his organization is using these spaces to recruit entrepreneurs.

Marcus Lavergne

A new e-commerce company plans to bring 500 jobs to the Reno-Sparks area in the next 5 years. The news came at a press conference Thursday. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne was there and has the story. 

Jet.com has already opened its 160,000 square-foot warehouse in Northern Nevada. The company, which launched in July, is known as a “smart shopping platform” and competes with companies like Amazon.com.

Marc Lore is Jet.com's founder and CEO and spoke at yesterday’s event.

Alexa Ard

  A study out this week projects significant job and population growth for the five-county region of Northern Nevada. As Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey reports, local governments are learning just how much demand there will be for more schools, emergency services and housing. 

The new report forecasts potential job growth of between 47,000 to 56,000 new positions over the next five years. That’s about a 4 percent increase each year, more than double the historical average.

Alexa Ard

In the past, innovation often took place in isolated, suburban office parks where businesses could keep their "secrets secret." That's according to Jennifer Vey, a fellow for the Brookings Institution who studies the revitalization of urban areas and metropolitan economies.

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.

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson, on the Quad
UNR

Sometimes it's evident, but often it may be less visible. Yet it is becoming increasingly clear that the University of Nevada, Reno is essential to and intertwined with economic development efforts and programs throughout our region and the Silver State.

On KUNR's Beyond the Headlines, President Marc Johnson discussed the university's vital and growing collaborations and initiatives aimed at boosting area economic growth and diversity. 

President Johnson discussed recent initiatives that exemplify the university’s commitment, including: