Manufacturing

Job growth in Nevada’s Manufacturing sector has been strong while wage growth has been flat. Over the past two quarters 1,300 jobs have been added to the sector, bringing total employment to 41,000. Wage growth has been holding at $52,700 during the same period.


 

With excellent logistics infrastructure and just one day’s drive to Pacific Rim ports and to more than 60 million consumers, manufacturing represents an important segment of Nevada’s economy, employing more than 56,000 workers at over 1,800 manufacturing companies.

Printing and publishing and metals fabrication account for more than 10,000 jobs, and are the largest segments after mining. Other significant segments including electronics, furniture and fixtures, chemicals, industrial machinery and equipment, paper products, lumber and wood, textiles and apparel, rubber and plastics, and transportation equipment.

The Southern region is Nevada's top city for manufacturing employment, home to more than 27,000 jobs with an average annual pay of nearly $49,000 compared to $45,000 for all other jobs. Though small, the industry is also critical to economic innovation such as the robotics manufacturer Pololu, and it's an export sector that attracts outside money. Food and printing are the second and third largest segments, attracting more than one quarter of all Southern manufacturing jobs.

In the Northern Region, Reno and Sparks account for more than 13,000 jobs. Tyco, Trex, James Hardie, Chevron Pipe, are among the leading industrial manufacturers. Food processing, too, is an important segment and is led by NOW health foods, Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressings, French Gourmet frozen dough, and Pacific Cheese.

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Manufacturing In The News

NEVADA SELECTED AS OFFICIAL SITE FOR TESLA BATTERY GIGAFACTORY

CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Brian Sandoval and Elon Musk, Chairman and CEO of Tesla Motors, announced today that Nevada has been selected as the official site for the Tesla Gigafactory. “This is...

Nevada Appeal; Zloop moving factory to Nevada

Zloop Computer and Electronic Recycling is opening a West Coast facility in Fernley and moving its headquarters from North Carolina to Nevada.Zloop describes itself as “an end of life electronics and...

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....

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