SSTI Digest

Geography: Nevada


David Archer is the new managing director for Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.


Bob Shriver recently resigned as director of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development. Tim Rubald, the commission's director of business development, has been named interim director.

Biopharmaceutical Industry Forecasted to Strengthen State, U.S. Economy

The biopharmaceutical industry is poised to become an important source of economic growth in regions that are successful in nurturing it, according to a recent report from the Milken Institute. With so many states and communities focusing significant financial resources toward developing bio-based economies, the industry analysis is likely to be welcome news.

De-privatization?: Reno-area Tech Council Affiliates with Nevada ED Office

Citing the goals of expanding its impact and stabilizing funding, the member-based TechAlliance has given up its political independence to become a nonprofit agency under the auspices of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development. With the change comes a new name for the 4-year-old entity, which had served the Reno area from its Carson City offices — the Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CET).


Christopher Hagen is serving as Nevada’s Science & Technology Advisor for the next 18 months. The position will be completely funded by Bechtel Nevada, Mr. Hagen’s employer of 22 years.