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Family-Friendly Reno and the Greater Truckee Meadows

Relocating to Northern Nevada comes with countless benefits. Pluses include the scenery of the stunning Eastern Sierra and ready access to a nearly infinite number of trails and outdoor activities. Commutes are minor and taxes low, and the region’s business-friendly climate means a robust job market and exciting entrepreneurial and startup opportunities. The University of […]

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Discover the “New” Downtown Reno, Nevada

In Engrid Barnet’s feature article published on Livability.com, readers are invited to explore the vibrant and revitalized downtown of Reno, Nevada. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Reno has undergone an impressive transformation, leaving behind its outdated image and emerging as a hub of cultural, educational, and career opportunities. From innovative

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Reno’s Foodie Paradise: 3 Chef-Recommended Restaurants to Satisfy Your Hunger

Are you a food enthusiast looking to explore one of Nevada’s culinary hotspots? You’re in luck! Livability.com recently featured an article written by our very own Engrid Barnett who curated a list of three top-notch chef-recommended restaurants that are a must-visit for any discerning food lover. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds as we

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Northern Nevada’s Emerging Lithium-Ion Batteries Ecosystem

In August 2021, President Biden declared, “The future of the auto industry is electric. There’s no turning back.” One region rising to meet the needs of the auto industry as it shifts towards electric is Northern Nevada. Organizations like the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRI), the world’s largest industrial park, have laid the function-designed infrastructure necessary

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Is Reno a Good Place to Live? Here’s the Scoop on the City’s Best-Kept Secrets

Is Reno a Good Place to Live? Here’s the Scoop on the City’s Best-Kept Secrets Over the past decade, Reno has become one of the most sought-after cities in the American West, attracting a broad demographic. People attracted to the area include professionals, singles, families, and retirees. They come for a wide variety of reasons

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How Education Alliance of Washoe County and Local Companies Are Making Education Better

Nothing has better illustrated the importance of cooperation between the public education system and the business community than the two-year pandemic. Prior to 2020, many business owners and decision-makers within corporations tended to focus on education in terms of fostering future generations of skilled employees. But as schools shut down, other essential aspects of the

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Employee Satisfaction: What Local Companies Are Doing to Retain and Develop Existing Employees

Companies looking to relocate to Northern Nevada have the same question. “What does your region offer in terms of workforce specific to my industry and enterprise?” Workforce development is one slice of a larger economic development pie. And this “pie” includes countless moving parts. Fortunately, Northern Nevada overperforms when it comes to fitting these parts

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Companies Making a Difference: Discover Some of Reno-Tahoe’s Philanthropic Companies

When it comes to philanthropic companies, Reno-Tahoe boasts brands worth watching. Through their efforts, these businesses generate value and cultivate employee engagement. Their generosity has a ripple effect, breeding positivity and enhancing community relationships. As employees attest, charitable companies also encourage positive, meaningful, and inspiring work environments. Here’s everything you need to know about some

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5 Innovative Companies Pioneering Breakthrough Technology in Reno-Tahoe

Nevada has a long history of groundbreaking inventions, from riveted jeans and square-set timbering to hard hats, the atomic force microscope, and the Lear jet fan. Today, the trend continues. Innovative Northern Nevada-based companies remain actively involved in new ways to use technology for the betterment of the community and beyond. The Economic Development Authority

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