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Three Storey County businesses seek state incentives, NNDA leads effort



VIRGINIA CITY, Nev.–Storey County will hear requests for support from three companies seeking state incentives at its April 5 commission meeting in Virginia City through the efforts of the Northern Nevada Development Authority. Companies seeking to locate a facility in Nevada and that meet specific criteria may seek state incentives for sales and use tax abatement and deferral, modified business tax and personal property tax abatements and training grant dollars.

Pat Whitten, Storey County manager, said “This is a prime example of how working together for a common cause – jobs – is the right thing to do. NNDA and the county are very excited to welcome and support three companies that will have the potential of collectively creating more than 200 jobs in the next several months with possibly over 500 seasonal positions later in the year.”

“We strive to be one of the leading states providing first-rate customer service at all levels. Helping these businesses to be successful is our main goal because we know that will create jobs,” Rob Hooper, executive director of the NNDA, said. “Storey County opens its arms to business and it shows in the ease with which companies can navigate their licensing and other business requirements. Likewise, The Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, the largest industrial center in the world, already has in place the best and most comprehensive infrastructure of any center in the nation. Plus, with these three companies comes the ability to support and recruit additional companies who will see that Nevada is ‘open for business.’”

Dean Haymore, Community Development Director for Storey County, works with many of the companies looking to locate in Storey County to ensure they understand the seamless process in place within the county. Haymore noted, “Creating jobs within the county is a number one priority for me and my job is to help make the company’s transition in setting up their facility here as smooth as possible.”

The following three businesses are applying for state incentives and will be asking for Storey County’s support:

  • Schluter Systems L.P.:  A distributor of tile installations, edging and finishing products
  • GSI Commerce: A leading provider of e-commerce and interactive marketing services
  • Toys “R” Us:  A well-known distributor and world’s leader in toy and juvenile products such as toys, games and related products

NNDA’s mission is to facilitate the recruitment of new business and industry and the retention and expansion of existing businesses.  NNDA’s vision is to secure an abundant and sustainable economy for Nevada where all residents have the opportunity to grow in prosperity and realize their financial goals. For more information about NNDA, call (775) 88304413 or visit www.nnda.org.

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