Logistics & Operations

There was a slight employment drop in Nevada’s Logistics and Operations sector with the loss of 395 positions. Wages, on the other hand, moved up a slight $300 per year. Currently there are 66,735 people employed in the sector making an average annual wage of $55,867. Earnings are net of benefits.


 

The Logistics and Operations sector is significant industry entrenched in both Southern and Northern Nevada.

Nevada’s primary focus is on new warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing operations that are seeking a West Coast hub of operations. Nevada can especially compete against neighboring states because of the available infrastructure, lower costs and regulatory hurdles, lower congestion, and overall ease of doing business.

Both Northern and Southern Nevada are important rail centers, capable of delivering goods and services from the West Coast to America’s Heartland.  Further, state regulation of trucking allows “Triples” or three trailers per cab across much of West, with the exception of California, making the Las Vegas and Reno areas convenient locations for assembly/disassembly of loads headed both East and West.

In Southern Nevada, the Levi Strauss & Co. logistics center is a centerpiece for the sector. Moreover, the region is much more dominated by activities related to the Southern Nevada’s tourism industry.  A large share of Southern Nevada’s growth and activities in warehousing, distribution, logistics, and freight transport are also very much linked to the Hospitality and Tourism industry.

Northern Nevada is home to more than 65 trucking companies and national logistics companies like ITS Logistics that can reach more than 60 million consumers in a single day. A number of retail distribution companies such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as assembly-based and light manufacturing companies have located in Nevada to be close to their customers.

 


Logistics & Operations In The News

LVRJ; Sandoval praises company starting to build at tech park

Gov. Brian Sandoval hailed Catamaran LLC as “exactly the kind of company we’re trying to attract to Nevada” at a Friday event on a picture-perfect day at the Harry Reid Research and Technology...

Las Vegas review Journal; Headquarters move means 30 Henderson jobs

The company that manufactures organic fruit bars under the Trader Joe’s brand will relocate its corporate headquarters to Henderson and build a manufacturing plant that will provide more than 30 jobs....

LV Business Press; Bodybuilding.com warehouse bulks up with monthly growth of 15-20 percent

Since opening on Oct. 30, the bodybuilding.com distribution warehouse in North Las Vegas has showed monthly growth of 15 percent to 20 percent and has nearly doubled its workforce from 20 full-time employees to...

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