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Nevada minimum wage increase begins in 2020

October 15, 2019

A new law revises provisions relating to health care and the qualified health benefits, effective Jan. 1, 2020, and establishes the minimum level of health benefits that an employer is required to make available to an employee and his or her dependents for the purpose of determining whether the employer is authorized to pay the lower minimum wage rate.






Annual EDAWN economic update praises job growth, laments housing prices

January 24, 2020

During the annual event, CEO Mike Kazmeriski said the organization sees a future with "more technology and more high-paying jobs. We’re really focused on the Bay Area. We see the Bay area as a real opportunity." Meanwhile, it was also reported that overall, eight out of every 10 jobs created in Reno-Sparks are jobs that can’t afford a median price home.


Federal REDI grant aids Washoe Tribe in updating economic plans

January 22, 2020

The Rural Economic Development Innovation (REDI) initiative provides free technical assistance to help rural communities create and implement economic development plans. Last year, the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California was one of only 48 communities chosen to receive REDI support.






$1.3 billion lithium mining project takes shape in rural Northern Nevada

October 9, 2019

Operations will create approximately 1,000 jobs during construction of $1.3 billion project and will employ more than 275 people. Lithium Nevada anticipates permits to be issued by the end of 2020 and for Phase I construction to begin shortly thereafter. Phase I production is expected to begin sometime in late 2022.


Job fair for Nevada veterans set for Jan. 24 in Reno

January 21, 2020

The job fair — geared specifically for veterans — will highlight positions starting at $15/hour. Available jobs include package handlers, production associates, route services sales reps, machinists, bus drivers, mining operators and more.




Relocating to Northern Nevada: Tech-splosion bolstering the economy

September 24, 2019

Reno-Sparks has diversified over the past decade or so from its longtime roots in gaming, construction, tourism and warehousing/distribution. Its new economy is powered in part by the likes of technology giants such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Tesla, Panasonic, Switch, and many, many smaller technology companies that have planted their flags here in recent years.




2020 vision: Looking ahead to the next decade of business in Northern Nevada

January 1, 2020

Whether we’re talking about high-level tech companies planting their flags across greater Reno-Sparks, or scores of businesspeople relocating to Northern Nevada to raise families here, there’s been arguably no better time in the history of the Silver State when it comes to seizing economic development opportunities.


New process aids sulfur oxidation at Hycroft Mine near Winnemucca

August 30, 2019

Hycroft Mining Corporation is currently in the final phases of proving a large-scale innovative two-stage sulfur ore oxidation process without the traditional method of using a mill, thus eliminating the need for hundreds of millions of dollars in capital to sustain the production of mining gold and silver at the mine near Winnemucca.