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High-Tech Chinese Company Calling Las Vegas Home

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LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas will always be known for gambling and entertainment, but the tech sector is becoming a bigger part of the economy.

Now, the first company recruited from China has moved here, and anyone who uses Apple, Windows or Amazon products could benefit.

In a world that is connected, people go crazy if their smart phones aren't charged. Now, a company calling Las Vegas home is helping iPhone users stay charged in a new way, all while charging up Nevada's economy.

Gary Lee is president and CEO of Wirelessor, a Chinese technology firm, now with a Las Vegas presence.

"Here is an iPhone 5C. Normally, we charge it through a cable," Lee said as he demonstrated the company's product, "But now you can charge on this pad. No cords, no cables."

Lee says Las Vegas was the right choice for Wirelessor.

"At first, we go to Long Beach because it is the West Coast. It is the logistic center," he said.

But there is a reason Wirelessor skipped California and chose, the Innevation Center in Las Vegas, powered by Switch Data Centers.

"We talked about Las Vegas and the benefits of doing business here," Lee said.

Tom Skancke, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, recruited Lee to Las Vegas.

"I think we were able to persuade Gary to come here and set up his North American headquarters in Las Vegas," Skancke said, "What is really exciting about this, is that this is the first company we have brought from China."

Southern Nevada is an easy sell.

"The tax climate is a lot better for them to do business. Affordability. Quality of life. The weather," Skancke said.

Lee plans to grow his company here, with warehousing, distribution and manufacturing space, ultimately hiring hundreds of employees.

He believes Wirelessor will be a winner here.

"It's very easy to carry, and you won't forget your cable anymore," Lee said.

Wirelessor says its products are extremely popular in Asia, and will soon be available for sale on Amazon.com and North American retailers for about $100.

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