Another tech startup is calling Reno home.
Software service company Alchemy announced recently that it chose Reno as the site for its new corporate headquarters.
The company cited Reno-Tahoe’s business-friendly environment, quality of life and the growth in the number of companies moving to the region as one reason for its decision to base itself in the area. Alchemy wants to be part of the growing technology movement in Reno-Sparks, said CEO Mike Duffield.
“The migration of tech companies to … Nevada is something we want to help lead,” Duffield said. “Alchemy views Reno as an ideal location for our headquarters.”
Alchemy specializes in cloud-based optimization tools, learning programs and services that focus on Workday higher-education applications. The applications include Workday Student, Workday HCM or human capital management, and Workday Financial Management.
The company is partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno as part of an initiative to develop and hire students. It counts about 35 employees in its workforce, which includes a satellite office in Pleasanton, California. Alchemy plans to double its employee count within the next three years, with 40 percent of its workforce based in its Reno headquarters.
State and local officials described Alchemy’s arrival as affirmation that the region is headed in the right direction after being hit hard by the recession.
“These are jobs that will allow talented Nevada workers to apply their skills in the technology sector, further diversifying our workforce and supporting Nevada’s robust economic recovery,” Gov. Brian Sandoval said.
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