President and CEO
Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada
Business leaders in the Reno area have worked very hard to attract manufacturing to the region, including Tesla Motors—which is building a “gigafactory” for batteries—and e-commerce companies, says Kazmierski. Growth remains rapid in the Tahoe-Reno industrial center, he says, adding that Tesla’s battery facility is 15% complete, with another 3 million sq ft planned. In addition, Switch is working on the first phase of what will be the world’s largest data center—6.4 million sq ft at completion.
Firm in Focus
Q&D Construction Inc.
1050 S. 21st St. Sparks, Nev.
President & CEO: Chris Dianda
What’s new: The firm is set to complete the 108,000-sq-ft E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center at the University of Nevada Reno in early January, featuring an indoor running track and basketball courts.