As they seek expansion locations that yield the highest returns on investment, global and national leaders are choosing Henderson, including:
A “dedicated workforce who will raise the bar on being customer obsessed” was just one reason Amazon chose Henderson for its third fulfillment center in Nevada. Strong support from local officials was another, as well as the available land for the 600,000 square-foot facility which features cross-dock buildings for greater efficiency in fulfillment, receiving and redistributing large orders of inventory. Amazon is staffing the center with a team of 1,000 employees, and in addition to the minimum $15 wage is providing comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance as well as a 401(k) with 50% match starting on the employee’s first day. Additionally, the company is providing up to 20 weeks of maternal and parental leave, along with work flexibility through Leave Share and Ramp Back. The local workforce will also have access to the Career Choice program, which prepays 95% of tuition for courses in 20 fields in high demand, including computer support specialist, web developer, air craft mechanic and network technician.
Several years ago, Google surprised the industry with the announcement of a massive data center expansion beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. Nevada quickly rose to the top of the new location list with attractive incentives like its data center tax abatement, and in 2019 a powerful combination of energy infrastructure, available land and performance-ready workforce made Henderson the top Nevada choice. The $600 million, 64-acre data center employs a team of 50 full- and part-time staffers and deploys, as would be expected, the latest technology including artificial intelligence. While the data center is forecast to bring in $94 million in city revenues over the next 20 years, Google is also investing in the community in other ways; with the launch of the $1 million Google.org Impact Challenge, the company will provide $175,000 each to five local non-profits. The notable philanthropy is also smart business for Google, as the company sees the Southern Nevada region ready to assume a vital role as a hub for technological innovation.
One of the world’s leading manufacturers of computerized numerical controls, Haas Automation distributes its products in more than 100 countries, with annual sales of $1.8 billion. While the company’s headquarters location in California played a role in the choosing Henderson for the expansion of its manufacturing operations, proximity was only one factor. Henderson also offers low costs, lower taxes and reduced regulations, plus significant workforce advantages thanks to a collaborative training effort with College of Southern Nevada. With an expected total investment of $327 million, the company will hire as many as 1,400 over the first 5 years of operation. Haas also expects its campus to expand, bringing important cluster benefits to Henderson, with space for showrooms and the addition of supplier operations.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS:
Getting the Las Vegas Raiders Headquarters and Healthcare Performance Center built on a tight deadline was a tall order in every sense. The $158 million facility sprawls over 336,000 square feet, containing an indoor field house roughly 150,00 square feet and one and a half NFL artificial turf indoor practice fields, topped by a ceiling high enough to allow real-world punting. A state-of-the-art audio system even pipes in mimicked crowd noise. This is a facility that means business when it comes to football, but it also means something more to Henderson: Its café, theatre and field center that can seat thousands are expected to become popular venues for public events. Henderson’s welcoming and friendly atmosphere made it a natural for the Raiders’ goal of community integration. Also, access to the nearby stock of inviting and affordable housing made it a strategic choice for the company’s 300 permanent employees. The complex sits on 30 acres of a 55-acre site, with 25 acres now open for additional development.
KROGER DISTRIBUTION CENTER:
Founded in 1911 in Brigham City, Utah, Smith’s Food and Drug became part of the nation’s largest supermarket chain when it was acquired by Kroger in 1999. In 2018, Henderson was chosen as the location for the company’s first Nevada distribution center, allowing the company access to 61 million people within a one-day drive. Today, the 482,000 square-foot distribution center is staffed by a team of 270, handling more than 8,000 items per day to supply 44 stores in Nevada, 24 in New Mexico, 5 in Arizona and 3 in Utah. In addition to the cost efficiencies reaped through location and logistics, the center is also saving in one other key area, operating as a zero-waste facility, diverting more than 90% of waste from local landfills.