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EDAWN list features economic mainstays of a vibrant local economy

By Miriam Hodgman

601229_10151834715345442_80002278_nEDAWN NEWS RELEASE – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has published their first primary company list for the region. Existing primary companies are the economic mainstay of a vibrant regional economy. Concurrently with the Buy Local campaign launched in 2012, EDAWN promotes doing business with other Nevada companies, many of which have been operating in Nevada for decades and are still relatively unknown.

Primary companies are those which generate the majority of their revenues from outside the region. While these companies account for a small portion of the overall companies in our area, they account for the majority of the jobs and are the kinds of companies that EDAWN targets for both expansion and relocation.

Since there is no current list that identifies the primary companies in Northern Nevada, EDAWN has developed an initial Primary Company List that contains the names, locations, and descriptions of Primary Companies identified to date. Companies in Washoe County, Storey County and Lyon County are included. The list is growing every day as EDAWN continues to visit with primary employers, and will be updated periodically as companies are identified. Nancy McCormick, who joined the team in 2012 as the Vice President of Business Retention and Expansion, has visited with over 300 companies in the region and has established relationships to encourage even more partnerships, make introductions to resources, help address business issues, and gather important feedback for workforce development.

The Primary Company list can be exported and sorted by Name, County, Industry and NAICS codes (North American Industry Classification System), or can be searched by key words in the description column. The intent is to help stimulate business to business connections in the region by identifying who’s here, where companies are located, their industry, and their primary line of business.

“It is important to identify and support our existing primary companies as they drive our economy and generate many secondary jobs. One of the best ways to support these companies is to do business with them. Whenever we need to purchase goods or contract for a service we should first “Think Local” and the primary company list is designed to make that even easier,” said Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN.

If you know of a primary company not currently on the list, or to update information, please contact Cynthia Egan at [email protected]

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) is a private/public partnership established in 1983 committed to recruiting, expanding and supporting newly forming quality companies that bring jobs to the region and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe. EDAWN has made its best effort to accurately capture key information regarding primary companies in the region. The data contained on the list is for general information purposes only, and EDAWN provides no warranty regarding the content attached.