LAS VEGAS -- A group of companies has announced plans to develop a plant in the Las Vegas valley that would employ about 1,000 people for manufacturing wind turbines.
The announcement was made by U.S. Renewable Energy Group (US-REG), a Chinese company called A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd., and the real estate development company American Nevada Company of Henderson.
The plan calls for building a the 320,000-square-foot plant in Las Vegas. The plant would manufacture and assemble wind-energy turbines that would supply energy projects throughout North and South America.
Senator Harry Reid has been leading the effort to develop renewable energy and promote investment in Nevada.
"The clean energy industry is the future of Nevada. It can create much-needed jobs in the short-term and will help diversify our state's economy in the long-term," Reid said. "This state-of-the-art facility will create more than 1,000 good paying jobs for Nevadans who will build wind turbines for projects in North and South America."