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 Park in the southwest valley.

About 75 people gathered at the site at Sunset Road near Durango Drive, just off the 215 Beltway, for the ceremonial start of a pharmaceutical fulfillment facility that will provide 353 jobs and an employment pipeline to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

It will be the first project to be built at the Reid tech park and representatives of Catamaran, a public company expecting $20 billion in sales next year, vow they’ll help recruit more companies in the health services industry to Southern Nevada.

“It’s an amazing, amazing company,” Sandoval said of Catamaran at the event. “Its presence will produce a ripple effect through our economy, arriving here at the right place at the right time.”

Catamaran is investing $42 million to expand in Southern Nevada, including $23.3 million going into construction of the two-story, 110,000-square-foot building that is expected to be completed by summer.

By RICHARD N. VELOTTA
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
 

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