By Kylie Rowe | @KyRoBiz
Kylie Rowe is the Vice President of Corporate Relocation at Dickson Realty, an ambassador for Reno, Sparks and Lake Tahoe.
Co-Author Cassidy L. Leslie | @clleslie_
Cassidy L. Leslie is a born writer and storyteller with rural Nevada roots.
Global Business Elemental LED, a lighting and technology company, is relocating their headquarters from Oakland, Calif. to Reno. Elemental LED is America’s largest low voltage lighting company with top quality products for offices, houses, casinos, retail locations, and restaurants. Their products can be found in businesses like Marriott, Google, Facebook, Hilton, Porsche, and Starbucks.
When choosing where to move their headquarters, April Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience and Marketing, explained there were a couple of different cities to choose from for the move. Cities in Arizona and New York were considered but when it came down to the final cut, Elemental LED chose Reno. Given northern Nevada’s competitive costs to operate, Elemental LED expects that their decision to relocate will yield financial growth.
Mitchell explains that Elemental LED has a strong company culture, one that celebrates individual employee success, teamwork and quality of life. By making the choice to move their headquarters to Reno, Elemental LED is giving their employees a chance for more. The close proximity of everything in Reno will reduce commute times and housing affordability (i.e., compared to California) may give employees the opportunity to own a home in a community where they live, work, and play.
In the next year or two, Elemental LED hopes to recruit at least 200 employees. They have already started the process of hiring and look forward adding more people from northern Nevada to their team. Not only are they looking forward to the move to Reno, but they are looking forward to being part of a community that has welcomed them with open arms. Elemental LED can’t wait to have a mutually beneficial relationship with the City of Reno.