Reno and Las Vegas – Data-driven advisory services firm Applied Analysis has announced the opening of a new office location in Reno, Nevada. The firm’s expansion is concurrent with the hiring of Cory Hunt to oversee its new Northern Nevada office. Hunt previously served as deputy director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and senior policy analyst for Governor Brian Sandoval. As director of research and analysis at Applied Analysis, Hunt will oversee day-to-day operations of the newly-formed Reno office and expand the scope and scale of analytics taking place in Northern Nevada.
“For the more than 20 years Applied Analysis has been dedicated to serving our clients throughout the state of Nevada, north and south, urban and rural. As our clients have grown, so have we. And today, there is no doubt it is the right time to make additional investments in the northern portion of the state,” said Jeremy Aguero, principal analyst at Applied Analysis. “Cory is a critical component of our business strategy. He has demonstrated the ability to help clients succeed in both the private and public sector, while taking a longer view of how decisions today can impact the future. His experience, understanding of the Northern Nevada landscape and dedication to the community align with our company’s values and make him the perfect person to lead our Reno office.”
While at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Hunt worked to attract high-wage, high-skill jobs to Nevada and collaborated closely with regional governments, community organizations and dozens of advanced manufacturing and technology companies such as Tesla and Hyperloop. He led the development of the multi-million-dollar Workforce Innovations For A New Nevada fund, which works to transition Nevadans to new career pathways in advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, data analytics and more.
Hunt also was the architect of Nevada’s leading legislation on autonomous vehicles. He speaks regularly -- including recently on a panel at CES with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, the White House and Intel -- on policy related to self-driving vehicles and unmanned aerial systems, as well as economic development. As a senior policy analyst for Governor Sandoval, Hunt worked on natural resource and energy policy, and general legislative affairs.
“It’s an exciting time in Northern Nevada and I am proud to be part of the Applied Analysis team,” Hunt said. “The growth and expansion of the community that I call home comes with opportunity and challenges. I look forward to continuing my work within the public and private sectors to help ensure that Northern Nevada retains our outstanding quality of life, while also increasing the sustainability of our economy, ultimately ensuring that our children have new opportunities that weren’t here when I was growing up.”
Born and raised in Reno, Hunt is a graduate of Sparks High School and earned degrees at the University of Nevada, Reno and at the University of Southern California’s prestigious Price School of Public Policy, where he earned a Master’s in Public Administration and received the Dean’s Certificate of Merit for academic excellence. Hunt is also a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows Board of Directors’ Young Leaders Committee. He lives in Reno with his wife and daughter.
Applied Analysis’s Northern Nevada office is located at 450 Sinclair Street, Reno, Nevada 89501.
About Applied Analysis
Applied Analysis is a Nevada-based advisory services firm providing a wide range of consultation services for public and private entities. The company utilizes extensive experience in economics, real estate and finance to provide a wide range of services, including economic analysis, financial analysis services, hospitality and gaming consulting, information technology solutions, litigation support and expert analysis, market analysis, consumer sentiment analysis, and public policy analysis. Applied Analysis has offices located at 6385 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 105, in Las Vegas, and can be reached at 702-967-3333. The firm’s website can be accessed at www.AppliedAnalysis.com.