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Companies choose to do business in Clark County because of its large population of talented individuals, a strong community-focused mindset and the strength in several major industries.
Some of the largest corporations in Nevada are in Clark County because it is the most populated in the state. Tourism alone supports more than 280,000 jobs in Clark County, but the manufacturing industry has been closing in fast — with a 273% increase in jobs from 2010-2019. There are 13,620 laborers currently employed by Clark County manufacturing companies like Sofidel America and Saratoga Foods, while tech businesses like NOS Communications and health centers like WestCare have also found success in Southern Nevada.
Increase in Manufacturing Jobs 2010-2019
Average Annual Wage for Software Publishers in Clark County 2019
Growth in Jobs from IT, Software Publishing, Data Processing and Computer Systems Design 2010-2019
Clark County has a large elderly population, making healthcare a top priority. Hospitals in the county, like University Medical Center (UMC) of Southern Nevada, have risen to the occasion and now employ over 20,000 individuals, with companies like Mountainview and Sunrise Hospital adding thousands of jobs beginning in 2020.
With healthcare among Southern Nevada’s top three industries, it’s no wonder the Southern Nevada Health District is one of the largest local public health organizations in the United States. Approximately 72% of Nevada’s population, or 2.3 million citizens, are served by the district — along with upwards of 40 million visitors.
Let’s face it. There are hundreds of cities that manufacturers can choose. Are they all within reach of 60 million people and 10 other major cities? Do they all avoid the higher taxes of the West Coast, but still reap the benefits? For other cities – no. However, In Clark County, the answer is yes.
Manufacturers in Clark County find the region’s low tax burden and ease of access central to their success. Over 1,000 facilities exist in Southern Nevada, with over 20,000 currently employed in the industry and future job prospects continuing to rise.
Southern Nevada’s higher education system is future-focused, with Nevada State College and University of Nevada Las Vegas placing intense precision on the needs of the local community and the demands of its students. Clark County wants its technology companies to succeed — and it shows in Las Vegas having one of the lowest operating costs amongst cities with a large concentration of high-tech firms.
Initiatives like Innovate Vegas, Blackfire Innovations and UNLV’s Center for Gaming Innovation have led to a flurry of new tech companies in Southern Nevada such as Sightline Payments and GeoComply. And with further planned investments from Google in 2021, Southern Nevada is shaping up to be a perceptive domicile for many in the tech sector.
with talented, skilled, and motivated individuals.