On March 15, 2018, board members for the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) approved applications for 12 businesses throughout the state, which will create 654 new jobs, and nearly $500 million in capital investment.
“After leading the nation in private-sector job growth last year, Nevada is off to a strong start in 2018 and this impressive slate of diverse companies, either relocating to or expanding in the Silver State, will help to ensure our growing workforce continues to have access to a stable, sustainable job market and rising wages,” said Governor Brian Sandoval.
“The range of the dozen companies before our board today exemplifies the ‘New Nevada’ from autonomous vehicle research and development, information technology, and financial services to manufacturing and logistics,” said GOED Executive Director Paul Anderson. “The industry mix and the potential for growth bode well for the future of Nevada’s economy and its ability to weather economic downturns.”
The board also approved $210,000 in Workforce Innovation for a New Nevada (WINN) funding for the SNAP Pilot Expansion – Phase Two. The funds will provide career development opportunities to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in Nevada through training in technical skills stackable certificate training programs at Nevada community colleges, leading to gainful employment at family-sustainable wages in emerging in-demand occupations.
Abatement applications approved by GOED board:
AeroSpec NDT Services, Inc. – Washoe County: (30 jobs and $124,649,800 in capital investment)
C4Mining Company – Clark County: (13 jobs and $30,425,000 in capital investment)
InternalDrive, Inc. dba iD Tech Camps – Washoe County (14 jobs and $5,601,352 in capital investment)
MECP1 Reno 1, LLC – Storey County (50 jobs and $221,418,850 in capital investment)
Monin, Inc. – Washoe County (30 jobs and $9,000,000 in capital investment)
Scientific Games Corporation – Clark County (195 jobs and $7,000,000 in capital investment)
Smith’s Food & Drug Centers, Inc. – Clark County (182 jobs and $8,442,945 in capital investment)
VM Innovations, Inc. dba VMI Enterprises, LLC – Clark County (8 jobs and $60,980,000 in capital investment)
Abatement applications approved by GOED director:
Cascade Financial Technology, Corp. – Clark County (64 jobs and $1,328,000 in capital investment)
Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC – Clark County (50 jobs and $1,000,000 in capital investment)
Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution, Inc. – Washoe County (18 jobs and $15,167,000 in capital investment)
Read the full press release at diversifynevada.com.