2017 Another Year of Economic Growth in Greater Reno-Sparks

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) is committed to diversifying our economy and enhancing our quality of life by working as part of the community to create quality jobs, attract new companies and headquarters, supporting the success of existing companies and assisting in the formation of start-ups in the Greater Reno-Sparks area. 2017 was another remarkable year, with the addition of more than … Continue reading 2017 Another Year of Economic Growth in Greater Reno-Sparks

Covering Your Business Assets

In this day and age, you can be sued for just about anything. Even the most frivolous lawsuits can result in large settlements for plaintiffs. For a business owner, carrying the proper insurance is a necessity to guarantee that a lawsuit doesn’t lead the failure of your company. All it takes is one slip-and-fall on your premises, one at-fault car accident, or one sexual harassment … Continue reading Covering Your Business Assets

NIAS - Microsoft Collaboration

Nevada UAS Test Site tests Advanced Artificially Intelligent Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with Microsoft Researchers

September 27, 2017 Originally released on August 10, 2017 by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) has teamed up with Microsoft’s Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) research team to test Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their 16 ½ -foot, 12 ½- pound sailplane. The sailplane that Microsoft is testing in … Continue reading Nevada UAS Test Site tests Advanced Artificially Intelligent Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) with Microsoft Researchers

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City of Henderson: Home to Nevada’s First Urban Drone Testing Site

Henderson recently became home to the state’s first Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) urban test site through a new partnership with the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Nevada State College. The Henderson Unmanned Vehicle Range (HUVR) at Nevada State College provides commercial UAS designers and operators a unique location where they can test their products in a safe and … Continue reading City of Henderson: Home to Nevada’s First Urban Drone Testing Site

College of Southern Nevada Developing New Discipline in Unmanned Aviation Systems

The College of Southern Nevada is developing a new discipline in unmanned aviation systems, thanks to a grant from the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology. The grant, totaling $195,924.88, helped cover the cost of equipment and supplies needed to fund the program. Governor Brian Sandoval has identified the unmanned aerial vehicle industry as one of the keys to diversifying Nevada’s economy. Commercial applications … Continue reading College of Southern Nevada Developing New Discipline in Unmanned Aviation Systems

SkyOp & NIAS Partnership

NIAS and SkyOp Partner on Drone Workforce Development Training Program

September 20, 2017 Originally released on July 18, 2017 by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development The FAA-Designated Nevada UAS Test Site and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) have entered into a partnership with New York based training and education provider, SkyOp LLC, to offer drone training programs and courseware to the West Coast. Las Vegas will serve as the West Coast … Continue reading NIAS and SkyOp Partner on Drone Workforce Development Training Program

Is the Growth in Northern Nevada Real? Now and in the Future.

July 31, 2017 Kylie Rowe | Dickson Realty In a three-part video interview series, we asked Nevada Small Business Development Center and Brian Bonnenfant our region’s expert in economic and real estate data whether or not we are in a bubble. In the initial interview, Brian Bonnenfant explains the “perfect storm” that created our growth. Next he describes housing affordability and how demographic changes are explained … Continue reading Is the Growth in Northern Nevada Real? Now and in the Future.