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Carson City Supervisor John McKenna Issues Statement on Tesla

“Tesla's decision to open a huge battery plant in the Reno area is exciting news and a game changer for all of northern Nevada. I congratulate the Nevada economic development team on landing this high technology company for our area.

I would expect short term issues to affect our region as we absorb such a large addition to our manufacturing community. Labor migration and availability will be a challenge to our existing base.

Deep Thoughts, Cheap Shots & Bonbons

I was not the first to share the news of the Hyatt Hotel project; as it was already alluded to by the Northern Nevada Development Association on its website. In addition to numerous rumors that ran rampant throughout the community.

It's Your City with Supervisor Jim Shirk

Carson City Ward 4 Supervisor Jim Shirk gives an update on the latest city government news, provides an update on board action from its June 5, 2014 meeting and looks ahead when supervisors meet again.

NNDA awarded $600K EPA grant designed for Lyon, Churchill county redevelopment sites

Northern Nevada Development Authority was recently awarded a $600,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will be used to identify underused redevelopment sites in Lyon and Churchill counties.

The assessment grant allows NNDA to evaluate and catalog areas that had been considered environmentally contaminated. The grant will be used as a future road map for redeveloping effected sites and is the first step in creating projects directly geared toward economic development.

Clean Dried Processing expands Lyon County facility in Silver Springs

Northern Nevada Development Authority is proud to announce that LaBudde Group, through their Nevada subsidiary Clean Dried Processing, has expanded to Northern Nevada. Clean Dried Processing has opened a 150,000 square foot dual purpose manufacturing and distribution facility in Silver Springs.

NNDA: Shared Abundance for the Sierra Region

We all grew up learning to share with each other and with most things in life, some learn better than others. It’s with this thought in mind that we reflect on the idea of shared abundance.

First, we all need to focus on the many things we have to be thankful for. We have been blessed with great richness here. The wonderful lifestyle we have is hard to be critical of. Our communities have leaders who care about our collective future.

Northern Nevada Development Authority announces $1 billion in economic impact

With job creation key to Nevada's ongoing economic recovery, Gov. Brian Sandoval and Northern Nevada Development Authority officials announced Monday that the agency's work has led to a milestone, making a $1 billion economic impact across a five county region over the past three years.

Local Companies Recognized at the NNDA Pioneer Awards

On September 24, 2013 the Northern Nevada Development Authority held their Pioneer Awards event, recognizing new businesses that have relocated to Nevada along with those that have expanded in the past 12 months. This signature event also saw the largest attendance for this event in NNDA history with over 340 celebrating these announcements. In addition to this annual recognition businesses were selected in 9 different categories. For six weeks NNDA collected over 50 nominees in those categories with the winners being announced at the Pioneer Awards Banquet.

Higher education cuts would weaken Nevada’s economic development

The latest legislative funding proposals for Nevada’s rural community colleges will do serious harm to the economic development work now employed through a partnership between Northern Nevada Development Authority and Western Nevada College.

Saturday’s committee vote in the Nevada Legislature would result in a General Fund cut of 11.42 percent in the budget of Western Nevada College. This comes on top of more than 27 percent in reductions over the past five years, which led to a significant loss of academic programs, faculty, staff, and services.

Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki to speak at April NNDA breakfast

Event Date: 
April 24, 2013 - 7:00am

Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki will speak at the next Northern Nevada Development Authority breakfast, April 24, 7 a.m. at the Carson Nugget. The cost is $20 for members and $35 for guests. Go here to register.

State's top officers to address NNDA Wednesday; five new businesses to be announced

The Northern Nevada Development Authority will hear from the state's top officers and learn of five new businesses to the region during a breakfast Wednesday, 7 a.m., at the Carson Nugget in Carson City.

Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto will discuss Home Again Nevada and her Sex Trafficking Bill. State Treasurer Kate Marshall shares her new scholarship program for children entering kindergarten. 
Secretary of State Ross Miller will discuss the new Business Portal.

NNDA presents 2013 Legislative Session Overview

Event Date: 
February 27, 2013 - 7:00am

The Northern Nevada Development Authority will host a Legislative Breakfast on Feb. 27, 7 a.m. at the Carson Nugget in Carson City.
Get the latest updates on what can be expected during the legislative session with fresh, timely and on-point updates. The breakfast will be a good way to ask questions and hear what these legislators will say about their priorities for the 77th Legislative session.
Assemblymen Grady, Livermore and Wheeler will be on hand as well as State Senators Kieckhefer and Settelmeyer.

A few reasons to vote NO on CC #1

What are we voting on? The only design that has some cost estimates is a grandiose wish list with artist’s renderings presented in July 2011 that has been pared down and down… down to what? Vote NO on CC #1.

Cost estimates vary from $28M to $49M (plus financing costs), depending on what’s included. Even with the tax hike, the intent is to raid NNDA, sewer, federal and private funds. Vote NO on CC #1.

The concept dated July 2011 shows a grandiose wish list for a public-private development. Where is the pared down wish list that CC #1 asks us to approve? Vote NO on CC #1.

Northern Nevada is where the hard work is paying off

Northern Nevada has earned its developing economic comeback the old-fashioned way: building on its strengths, looking to the future and taking common sense steps to coax and reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. It’s paying off.

NNDA to highlight new business, expansions at recognition dinner

Event Date: 
September 20, 2012 - 5:30pm

The Northern Nevada Development Authority will recognize several Carson City area businesses that have expanded their operations next week during its third annual Business Recognition Dinner at the Carson Nugget.

Former state senator Maurice Washington named NNDA deputy director

Northern Nevada Development Authority announces Maurice Washington has been named the organization's new Deputy Director.

State's new job-creation effort takes its next step | NNBW.com

Rob Hooper, executive director of NNDA, said the Carson City group put its ... NNDA works to create jobs in Carson City as well as Douglas, Lyon and Churchill ...www.nnbw.com/ArticleRead.aspx?storyID=19649

State's new job-creation effort takes its next step

Rob Hooper, executive director of NNDA, said the Carson City group put its experience as a ... NNDA works to create jobs in Carson City as well as Douglas, ...

Northern Nevada Development Authority monthly breakfast meeting

Event Date: 
April 25, 2012 - 7:00am

Find out how Nevada is addressing the needs for broadband infrastructure that is, and will be, required for our businesses; particularly for health care to remain competitive.

Join NNDA on April 25 at 7 a.m. at Dayton Valley Country Club to hear from the experts in the field of broadband telecommunications as to what projects are underway and deployed throughout the rural areas and the State.

NNDA breakfast: The Leadership Deficit

Event Date: 
March 28, 2012 - 7:00pm

The Northern Nevada Development Authority's monthly breakfast on May 28 at the Gold Dust West features a program on "Recruiting and Retaining the Multi-Generational Workforce."

Authors Lance Richards and Jason Morga will speak about how, in today's dynamic business environment, workforce diversity has emerged as a key to unlocking competitive advantage. The aging and declining workforce is a global phenomenon presenting unprecedented workforce shifts - across traditional boundaries.

How do organizations prepare for these colliding simultaneous trends? What are the keys to success?

NNDA breakfast at Carson Nugget

Event Date: 
February 29, 2012 (All day)

The Northern Nevada Development Authority's monthly breakfast on Feb. 29 at the Carson Nugget will feature Steve Hill, director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. Hill will share the new strategies and plans for developing a stronger and more effective economic development structure throughout the State of Nevada.

Key elements of The Plan include:

  • Coordinate & execute regional planning
  • Regional & sub-region branding

Annual Joint Breakfast with NNDA, BCDC & Carson Valley Chamber

Event Date: 
November 8, 2011 - 7:00am

Northern Nevada Development Authority, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Business Council of Douglas County are hosting their annual joint membership breakfast meeting Nov. 8 at the Carson Valley Inn. This year's program will feature two distinctive presenters, each bringing a global perspective to two very important topics - gaming and skiing.

Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: NNDA dreaming it and doing it for Nevadans

The -'s "Silver Dollar" and "Wooden Nickel" feature recognizes positive achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out others that missed the mark.SILVER DOLLAR: To theCopyrig...

Two Senate bills to be discussed at NNDA luncheon

A luncheon has been organized by the Northern Nevada Development Authority to discuss two important bills that State Treasurer Kate Marshall has sponsored to help Gov. Brian Sandoval and the 2011 L...

Nugget Project: Business incubator losing steam?

One of the things that came out at Monday night's Nugget Project advisory was a setback for the business incubator part of the project.

It was announced by project consultant Mark Lewis that C4Cube, the business incubator in Reno that was considering operating the planned Carson City incubator, was no longer a part of their discussions. We don't know exactly what happened, but not having an experienced operator could threaten this part of the project.

Dean Heller spins some tall tales for his hometown friends

I've always liked Dean Heller. We might disagree politically, but my interactions with him have always been friendly. He seems like a truly nice person, the opposite of the what we see in some other Nevada politicians.

But watching him this week at the NNDA breakfast reminded me that Dean's ambition is clearly more important than adherence to truth.

You see, Dean used to come off as a lot more moderate than he does today. As assemblyman and Secretary of State, he championed causes that don't exactly line up with the national GOP's ideology.

OurTown: Rob Hooper, Northern Nevada Development Authority

Rob Hooper, executive director of NNDA, talks about economic development in Carson City and the Sierra region.


NNDA names members to Workforce & Education committee

Northern Nevada Development Authority is pleased to announce the founding members of the Regional Workforce & Education Advisory Committee.

NNDA announces advisory committee

Northern Nevada Development Authority is pleased to announce the founding members of the Regional Real Estate & Affiliates Advisory Committee.

Business Briefs

Business BriefsStaff Writer

Business Briefs

Leaders elected to NNDA committeeBonnie Betts has been elected chairwoman for the Northern Nevada Development Authority's banking and finance advisory committee. Larry Rodriguez has been selected vice chairman.

NNDA committee members sought

The Northen Nevada Development Authority is creating several key industry advisory committees to help its mission of fostering economic growth in the region.

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