GOED Director to Present Governor Sandoval with Prestigious Economic Development Award


Mari St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
Las Vegas, NV - September 16, 2015

The State of Nevada has been recognized by a leading site selection magazine, Area Development, for its economic development efforts during 2014. For the first time ever, the State of Nevada has been awarded the publication’s prestigious Gold Shovel Award in recognition of projects undertaken in 2014, which created a significant number of high-value-added jobs as well as investment.

What: Steve Hill, Director of GOED, to present Governor Sandoval with Gold Shovel Award
Where: Governor’s Conference Room, Grant Sawyer Building (555 E. Washington, Ave Suite 5100 Las Vegas, NV 89101)
When: Thursday, September 17 @ the start of the GOED Board Meeting (about 1:00 PM) 
Why: Nevada’s first-ever Gold Shovel award for economic development efforts for high-job creation projects in 2014

Media should RSVP to Jennifer Cooper @ jcooper@diversifynevada.com

Nevada’s recognized projects by Area Development magazine:
  Company City N/E Job Creation Investment Industry
1. Tesla Motors Reno MSA N 6,500 $5 billion Lithium Ion Batteries*
2. Switch, Inc. Las Vegas MSA N 440 $225 million Business IT
3. Ashima Devices Reno MSA      N 100 $75 million UAVs (Drones)
4. Petco Animal Supply Stores, Inc. Reno MSA N 150 32.4 million Logistics/Operations
5. K2 Energy Solutions Inc. Las Vegas MSA E 371 $32 million Lithium Ion Batteries
6. Catamaran, LLC Las Vegas MSA N 353 $23.3 million Prescription Benefit Mgmt.
7. Cenntro Motor Corp. Las Vegas MSA N 300 $20.1 million Electric Vehicles
8. Ghost Systems Reno MSA N 150 $222.1 million Business IT
9. Amazon.com.kydc LLC Reno MSA N 600 $10 million Logistics/Operations
10. Asurion Las Vegas MSA N 800 $4.4 million Business IT

For more information on the award designation, click here: http://www.areadevelopment.com/Gold-Shovel-Econdev-Awards/Q2-2015/TX-GA-TN-SC-NV-Gold-Shovel-44405151.shtml


Office of the Governor
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