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Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:33:59 GMT
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LAS VEGAS -- Tech startups are bringing jobs to Las Vegas, funneling business into the valley.
Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Cara Roberts said six startups have joined the community in just the past two months, in turn supporting other growing businesses.
Across the U.S., small businesses added about 20,000 jobs in January, according to Intuit's Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes.
Forbes Magazine rated Las Vegas No. 6 in its list of hot tech startups.
At tech startup Romotive, the company has grown from three people to more than 20 in the last two years.
Romotive software engineer Yonatan Kogan, 23, said he has seen growth in just the past few months.
"When I got here it was somewhere around 12 people and we've grown up to 20," Kogan said.
Roberts said there is more than 300 startup businesses scattered throughout the Las Vegas valley creating new jobs and supporting local businesses.
"Literally hundreds of jobs have been created in our community because of our startup environment," she said.
Tech startups like Romotive are creating jobs after being financed, meaning they may bring more workers in, who spend money eating, drinking and playing in the valley.
"It is really an opportunity for our community to grow industries, to create jobs, and really create something's sustainable for the future," Roberts said.
The chamber of commerce recently created "JumpStart Las Vegas," a tech startup initiative.
Beyond that, Kogan said Las Vegas has embraced the local startup culture, allowing them to grow as much as possible.
"The community has been really supportive of us doing things that are outside the box and that are not ordinary, but extraordinary," he said.
The next step for Romotive will be creating a math and science curriculum using robotics to make learning fun for children.
Roberts said the chamber of commerce expects to see even more growth into 2013.
An innovation center created by Switch Communications is expected to open in April and could help fuel new business in the valley.