Amazon is among several companies that could bring close to 2,000 jobs to Nevada.
A new Amazon.com fulfillment center is being proposed, along with a large warehouse and distribution center for The Honest Company, Inc. The deal with the two companies has not yet been finalized but will now move forward after the Board of the Governor's Office of Economic Development approved it.
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 Sutherland Global Services, Inc., TH Foods, Inc. and Zazzle, Inc. are expected to create more than 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,” Gov. Brian Sandoval said in a statement. “Nevada’s business-friendly atmosphere is not only helping existing Nevada companies expand, but also bringing industry-leading companies to our state.”
Amazon's facility will be an 800,000-square-feet facility, located near Lamb Boulevard and Tropical Parkway, and is expected to open in summer 2017. It is expected to create 1,000 new jobs.
The Honest Company facility will be 600,000 square feet and is expected to create 425 new jobs. The company provides more than 100 products across a range of customer categories including baby, personal care, home care, vitamins, and supplements.
"We are excited that so many major corporations recognize all of the hard work our city has done to become a top international business hub where companies come to succeed," said North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee in a statement. "This is the next step in North Las Vegas' meteoric rise as a city of industry and innovation."