LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is in Las Vegas to talk technology, meeting with a company that looks ready to deliver 250 high-skill tech sector jobs over the next 10 years.
Sisolak and U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) welcomed a company called Nuro at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway at an event on Thursday morning where the company presented plans to build a manufacturing plant and a test facility. Nuro co-founder and President Dave Ferguson was there for the event.
Nuro created the autonomous vehicles that Domino’s uses to deliver pizza, and has been developing delivery services with several other big corporate players.
“This is a significant moment for Nuro. Building on our tremendous momentum—including strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as Domino’s, Kroger, and FedEx and operations in three states—we are now able to invest in the infrastructure to build tens of thousands of robots,” said Jiajun Zhu, Nuro co-founder and CEO. “We greatly appreciate the state’s leadership in working with us to finalize this partnership. The decision to place these facilities in Southern Nevada was an easy one.”
In all, Nuro will invest $40 million in Southern Nevada.
“It’s one thing to introduce new jobs to the state – and it’s another thing to introduce high-quality careers to our community,” Sisolak said. “We’re pleased to welcome Nuro to Southern Nevada and are especially excited for the careers they’ll be offering that will have long-term benefits for our community.”
The 100,000 square-foot manufacturing facility will be built on 10 acres, and the test track will cover more than 74 acres of the speedway.
Nuro received $170,519 in tax abatements over 10 years from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board in March. In addition to the $10 million in capital investment Nuro plans to make, the company is projected to generate more than $25 million in tax revenue over the next decade, according to a news release.
Nuro is a California-based robotics company founded in 2016 by leaders in the field of autonomous vehicles, now employing approximately 1,000 local workers, with operations throughout Northern California, Texas, and Arizona.