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Northern Nevada’s technology gurus honored at NCET, EDAWN awards

April 12, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Technology could be the most significant growth industry in Northern Nevada since the legalization of gaming in 1931. With that in mind, NCET and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) recently recognized those helping to turn the region into a

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Smart Money: Northern NV’s financial landscape primed for a vibrant future

March 20, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Nevada as a whole — the Reno metro area in particular — is one of the brightest success stories in the post-recession era. In the first half of 2017, the state gained the title of the fastest growing private sector in the

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Reno next stop for Silicon Valley airplane ridesharing service?

March 12, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Traveling between Reno-Tahoe and the Bay Area is nerve-wracking. By automobile, count on heavy traffic in key bottlenecks and excruciatingly slow progress through Silicon Valley. Commercial air travel, meanwhile, involves parking nightmares and time-devouring lines through security checkpoints. Two-year-old Blackbird Air Inc.

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Reps from Tesla, Google, Walmart and more descend on Reno for tech conference

March 8, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Technology heavy-hitters and thought leaders from throughout America's Heartland and the Pacific states converged in Reno last week for a conference to make connections and learn from each other. The inaugural VentureBeat BLUEPRINT 2018 conference, March 5-7, took place at the Nevada

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SCORE mentoring gives Northern Nevada startups a business advantage

March 8, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — For more than 40 years, professionals have shared their expertise with the owners of startups and successful businesses ready for a new phase as volunteers with SCORE of Northern Nevada. Part of a national organization that began in 1964, SCORE of Northern

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Union Pacific, Amtrak nearly finished with Positive Train Control upgrades

February 23, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — The installation of Positive Train Control — an integrated technology system designed to stop some rail accidents by controlling speed — is nearly complete across the United States. Railroads are required to have PTC systems installed by Dec. 31, 2018, and fully

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Canadian delegates look to promote trade ties with Northern Nevada

February 20, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — A delegation of about 70 business and industry leaders from Alberta, Canada, put their heads together with similarly connected Nevadans recently during a three-day "Canada Connects" trade mission in Reno and Las Vegas. "The goal is to come and learn what Nevada

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Trust companies growing wealth in Northern Nevada

February 12, 2018 — Nevada's favorable tax climate has made the state a fertile location for the growth of trust companies. Twenty-seven family trusts are licensed in Nevada along with 18 retail trusts. Family trusts manage the assets of a particular family, while retail trusts (or general trusts) accept

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Nevada trust companies growing wealth

February 11, 2018 — Nevada's favorable tax climate has made the state a fertile location for the growth of trust companies. Twenty-seven family trusts are licensed in Nevada along with 18 retail trusts. Family trusts manage the assets of a particular family, while retail trusts (or general trusts) accept

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Different is good

February 2, 2018 — If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it might be a goose. That's how George E. Burns, commissioner for the Financials Department of the State of Nevada, Department of Business & Industry, described the types of depository institutions in the state.

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Reno business leaders pleased with fast pace of school improvements year after $781 million sales tax vote

January 29, 2018 — WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. — In 2016, Reno business leaders launched an aggressive campaign in support of a Washoe County ballot initiative to raise the sales tax to pay for badly needed school infrastructure. Quality public schools, they argued in the Save Our Schools (SOS) campaign,

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Commercial real estate vacancy rate across Northern Nevada ‘historically low’

January 26, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — In 2016, industrial commercial real estate crossed the line to become a landlord's market. Since, vacancy rates have continued to drop. At the end of 2017, Miller Industrial Properties estimated the vacancy rate across Northern Nevada at 5.86 percent, well below a

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Northern Nevada apartment construction gains momentum — yet, rent continues to rise

January 25, 2018 — Almost anywhere you drive in the Truckee Meadows, you can see apartment complexes rising from bare ground and cracked parking lots. An estimated 3,762 units are currently under construction, while 6,209 units are in various stages of the planning process. But it will still take

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Bay Area homeowners finding luxury bargains in Reno market

January 15, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Only 3 to 4 percent of Reno-area home sales involve luxury homes, but that percentage is on the increase, says Mike Herman, chief operations officer for Oliver Luxury Real Estate. The real estate firm, which has five offices around the Tahoe-Truckee region,

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Genetic data sought from 40,000 more Nevadans in phase 2 of Renown, DRI program

January 11, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Renown Health announced Tuesday that it and the Desert Research Institute will embark on phase 2 of the Healthy Nevada Project in spring 2018, in partnership with the genetic sequencing company Helix. The research teams are planning to gather DNA and genetic

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Northern Nevada housing market: Is relief on the horizon for 2018?

January 7, 2018 — RENO, Nev. — Housing needs in Northern Nevada dominated economic discussions in 2017, as job growth spurred population growth, increasing demand for housing — which increased housing prices because of low inventories. That discussion is likely to continue this year, even as the pace of

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Investment adviser teaches ‘motivesting’

December 12, 2017 — A key to starting a business is recognizing an unfilled need and filling it. For investment adviser David Millar, founder of Motivesting LLC, that began with a plan to work with young professionals to help them chart a path to wealth. But after consulting with

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Credit unions controlled by membership, not stockholders

December 3, 2017 — Walking into a credit union feels much like walking into a bank. Both offer similar services such as checking accounts, mortgages and loans. Both have tellers, ATMs and online access. But behind the scenes, their operations are fundamentally different. Banks are owned by stockholders and

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Startup founders building connections

November 3, 2017 — The entrepreneur culture of Silicon Valley crossed paths with Reno's startup culture recently during a networking event at Whitney Peak Hotel. The Founder Insights networking and panel event included a free-form discussion that was very relaxed and extremely positive, according to Craig Macy, moderator of

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Women receive helping hand to build careers

October 27, 2017 — Dress for Success starts with providing an outfit for an underprivileged woman to wear to a job interview. But the non-profit program that opened its doors last week in Reno provides a lot more than that. "Women are surrounded by supportive women," Patti Pietsch Weiske,

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