GOED Board Welcomes Thousands of Jobs to Nevada

Las Vegas (Nov. 17, 2016) – The Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development today announced the approval of the creation of thousands of new jobs in Nevada through the expansion of existing Nevada companies, and companies that are moving to the state.

The prestigious list includes: the potential for a new Amazon.com fulfillment center and a large warehouse and distribution center for The Honest Company, Inc. The two companies are expected to possibly more than 1,500 new primary jobs in Nevada and infuse capital investment of more than $43.4 million into the economy. Additionally, CML Media Corp, (dba Mopro); Sutherland Global Services, Inc.; TH Foods, Inc.; and Zazzle, Inc., are expected to create over 600 new primary jobs in Nevada and a capital investment of nearly $33 million.

“Today’s meeting represented a variety of companies that will spur growth in Nevada, including Amazon.com, the largest Internet-based retailer in the world,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “Nevada’s business-friendly atmosphere is not only helping existing Nevada companies expand, but also bringing industry-leading companies to our state.”

GOED Director Steve Hill added, “We continue to see extraordinary businesses show interest in Nevada for a myriad of reasons, including location, available incentives, business friendliness and the quality of life. These companies will add to the gaining strength of our economy by creating thousands of jobs for Nevadans and continuing the narrative that Nevada is a great state in which to do business.”

Amazon.com.kydc, LLC (Clark County): The company will create at least 1,000 new primary jobs for Nevada in year one, with a total capital investment of approximately $34,000,000.  Amazon.com.kydc, LLC provides warehousing and storage services. The company operates as a subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc. an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company and the largest Internet-based retailer in the world by total sales and market capitalization.

CML Media Corp, (dba Mopro) (Clark County): The company will create 173 new primary jobs for Nevada in year one, with a total capital investment of $496,000.  Mopro is a fast-growing technology company specializing in creating artificial intelligence driven websites for small businesses.

Sutherland Global Services, Inc. (Clark County): The company will create 363 new primary jobs for Nevada in year one, with a total capital investment of $4,758,308. The company has been successfully operating in the Southern Nevada marketplace since early 2016 and has hired 1,800 employees locally; it is a global business process outsourcing and technology-enabled services company.

TH Foods, Inc. (Clark County): The company will create an additional 30 jobs and more than $23,000,000 in capital investment; the company produces snack food products for customers worldwide as it looks to expand its facility in Henderson, Nevada.

The Honest Company, Inc. (Clark County): The company will begin operations by creating 425 jobs and a total capital investment of just over $9,400,000. It is a consumer goods company emphasizing non-toxic and eco-friendly household products to supply the marketplace for ethical consumerism. The company provides more than 100+ products across a range of customer categories including baby, personal care, home care, vitamins, and supplements.

Zazzle, Inc. (Washoe County): The company will create 50 jobs and $4,740,000 in capital investment in the first two years; an online marketplace operating a platform for custom products, the company operates multiple facilities in California, Texas and internationally.

About the Governor’s Office of Economic Development:

Created during the 2011 session of the Nevada Legislature, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is the result of a collaborative effort between the Nevada Legislature and Governor Brian Sandoval to restructure economic development in the state. GOED’s role is to promote a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, to stimulate business expansion and retention, encourage entrepreneurial enterprise, attract new businesses and facilitate community development. More information on the Governor’s Office of Economic Development can be viewed at www.diversifynevada.com.

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