Reno, NV - Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval calls it good news for the state. Another company has chosen to expand into our region. And this one isn't just bringing any jobs. These are hi-tech, high-paying ones.
"Their starting salary is $90,000 which is double the average wage in this community," says Governor Sandoval.
The company is NJVC. It's a technology services provider. Its new data center will be in the same building as Morrison University in South Reno. And when it comes to location, NJVC's President says Reno was an easy decision.
"Just a fantastic location and the opportunity to tap the local work force. There's a lot of people here with a lot of education and it makes it very easy to staff," says Jody Tedesco, President of NJVC.
More importantly, since a large portion of NJVC's customer base is the Department of Defense, its new location had to be in an area that falls within the Homeland Security Safe Zone. Which means...
"A location that's safer than many others relative to earthquakes and floods, natural disasters, proximity to other targets," says Tedesco.
And Reno fit the bill.
This announcement comes less than a month after the City of Reno announced Apple is looking to build here as part of its ten-year billion dollar investment plan.
"What this means is things are happening. There's good news on the horizon. People are making decisions now that could change the future of our region," says Mike Kazmierski, President & CEO of EDAWN.
And possibly turn our area into a hi-tech hub.
"We have the entire package right here so when other companies are looking out here and they see a company like NJVC and Apple and if it's good enough for them, they'll probably think 'It's good enough for our company, as well,'" says Governor Sandoval.
NJVC hopes to have the Reno data center fully up and running by the middle of August. While it's only hiring about 20 people to start, it plans to expand and add more employees later on. To see what positions it is recruiting for, you can head to its website at www.njvc.com