RENO, Nev. — For years, Northern Nevada has built a strong reputation as being a major manufacturing and logistics hub, thanks to the Silver State's tax-friendly climate for businesses and its premier location as a gateway to the West.
Whether we're talking lithium batteries at Tesla, slot machines at IGT, dietary supplements at NOW Foods or custom concrete products at Jensen Precast, among countless other examples, you can find a manufacturer here for just about anything.
Reno-Sparks has the added benefit of being located at the center of an extensive transportation network on two major highway corridors, as well having major rail service from Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads and enjoying top-tier air service at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Simply put, not only do we manufacture just about anything under the sun, we can ship these products to major markets like Seattle, Las Vegas, San Diego and the Bay Area, any anywhere in between, within hours.
Considering that, "Manufacturing: Nevada's main contributor to its economy" will be the focus of the Northern Nevada Business View's next Breakfast & Business event, set for 7-9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.
Grace Chou, director of the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center — Powered By Switch, will serve as moderator of following panel, which will address topics such as the pros and cons of Industry 4.0 and how Reno-Sparks is embracing the newest industrial revolution; the state of legal cannabis manufacturing and distribution in Nevada; a look ahead to what the 2021 Legislature may have in store; and much more:
Mark Anderson, Director, Nevada Industry Excellence
Adam Angle, Vice President, ITS Logistics
Liv Tanguileg, Electrical Engineer, Elemental LED
Bill Miles, President & Owner, Miles Construction
John Ramous, Nevada Partner, Dermody Properties
Chris Reilly, Workforce Development & Education Programs Director, Tesla