Nevada — Fewer Than 3 Million Population Category
Much of the headline activity resulting in Nevada receiving a Gold Shovel award was focused on Boulevard Mall, an iconic half-century-old center that has been diversifying into the call center business. Leading the way from a jobs-promised perspective was the announcement that 24-7 Intouch, a contact center developer with campuses in multiple communities, would add the Las Vegas area to its list with a center slated to employ more than a thousand. The IT company manages customer contacts through multiple channels, from voice and live chat to social media and email.
2017 Top Projects: Nevada
Population: 2.99 Million
- 24/7 In Touch | Clark County | New | 1,200 jobs | $1.3 million investment
- Teletech | Clark County | New | 450 jobs | $1.8 million investment
- The Anthem Companies, Inc. | Clark County | Expansion | 400 jobs | $5.4 million investment
- PODS Enterprises, LLC | Washoe County | New | 308 jobs | $1.1 million investment
- Daehan Solution Nevada, LLC | Lyon County | New | 231 jobs | $26.8 million investment
- Xtreme Manufacturing, LLC | Clark County | Expansion | 204 jobs | $8 million investment
- Sunshine Minting | Clark County | Expansion | 170 jobs | $5.5 million investment
- Levi Strauss | Clark County | Expansion | 150 jobs | $16.2 million
- Alchemy | Washoe County | New | 160 jobs | $150,000 investment
- Cardinal Paint | Clark County | New | 100 jobs | $10 million investment
Just a stone’s throw away, TeleTech Holdings unveiled plans for another 450 jobs. In making the announcement, Martin DeGhetto, chief operating officer, noted that “Las Vegas provided an excellent market opportunity to create a new customer experience center, given its outstanding labor force, strong local partnerships, and availability of workforce training.” Health insurer Anthem, meanwhile, picked a spot that was a Macy’s store for a Las Vegas office.
Nevada’s major developments were diverse in nature. More than 400 new jobs are on the way in a couple of logistics-related operations announced in 2017, the automotive sector made a dent in the jobs market, and a city known for cashing in chips also landed jobs with a coin minting operation.