Brings Rise to Economic
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What are the most exciting development projects in the City of Henderson right now?
Over the past few years, Henderson has focused on attracting and developing businesses across the city and I’m proud to say we’ve done a great job strengthening and diversifying our economy. The Raiders have committed to investing about $150 million into the first phase of their new Henderson corporate headquarters and practice facility and we expect that this project will create more than 250 permanent jobs.
West Henderson is the site for developments such as the Raiders corporate headquarters, Matter Park and the Haas Automation facility.
"Henderson is the home of Google’s new $600 million data center that will support
North American Services for YouTube, Google Calendar and Gmail."
Another impressive project is by Haas Automation, one of the world’s largest producers of machine tools, which is building a facility in west Henderson that will create 2,500 jobs with an average salary of $60,000. Henderson is the home of Google’s new $600 million data center that will support North American Services for YouTube, Google Calendar and Gmail. At buildout, this project will consist of approximately 500,000 square feet of facilities on 64 acres and when fully operational in early 2020, will employ up to 200 employees with an average annual salary of $65,000, nearly twice the average for Nevada workers. In downtown Henderson, the City has a strategic investment agreement with the Vegas Golden Knights to build an ice arena on the site formerly occupied by the Henderson Convention Center.
"Building upon decades of strategic planning, investment and development, Henderson is now reaping the benefits of establishing a visionary plan and having the courage to stick to it."
What has made it possible to attract such projects to Henderson?
Building upon decades of strategic planning, investment and development, Henderson is now reaping the benefits of establishing a visionary plan and having the courage to stick to it. Our city is home to excellent schools, award-winning parks and trails, a strong and diversified economy, top-rated city staff and a community that is recognized as one of the safest in America. By taking the time to focus on strategic planning and making tough decisions, city leadership created the environment that led to a period of remarkable progress in Henderson that is being fueled by a renewed influx of residents, astonishing business growth and an entrepreneurial spirit that is bringing about many new opportunities. We are taking full advantage of these opportunities.
Groundbreaking ceremony at the Google data center site.
"Our vision is to be America’s premier community and we continually benchmark our programs and services against the highest performing municipalities around the country."
What is the long-term vision of what you would like the City of Henderson to look like and are there any cities around the nation that you are attempting to emulate or draw inspiration from?
Our vision is to be America’s premier community and we continually benchmark our programs and services against the highest performing municipalities around the country. Henderson prides itself on being a welcoming and vibrant community. Our motto, “a place to call home,” reflects our ability to provide the high quality of life that our 317,000 residents have come to expect. While we are fortunate to enjoy a myriad of great city amenities, we also recognize this was not achieved by chance. Henderson is a thriving community because of the visioning, planning and strategic investments that set the stage for the future.
"While Henderson continues to encourage business growth, we are also ensuring there is diversity in the business sectors that we are attracting."
What are some of the challenges that the Southern Nevada region may experience as we continue to grow, and what steps is the City of Henderson taking to overcome them?
The effects of the economic recession that began in 2008 are still a challenge to Southern Nevada. While Henderson continues to encourage business growth, we are also ensuring there is diversity in the business sectors that we are attracting. Both are necessary to better weather inevitable economic downtowns. By attracting diversified industries to Henderson and Southern Nevada, we are further enhancing the region’s economic vitality and quality of life. Henderson’s residents lead regional lives and the city’s future success is tied to a strong Southern Nevada.
City of Henderson and Vegas Golden Knights representatives posing for a photo during the press conference announcing the new downtown ice rink.
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