EDAWN NEWS RELEASE
Pioneer in immersive web and mobile technology XplorIt will be relocating its corporate headquarters from Truckee, Calif. to Incline, Nev. creating 20 new jobs in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe over five years. XplorIt Chairman Doug Swanson has been working closely with the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) to build relationships with the local community and provide assistance with their relocation.
XplorIt is currently completing extensive improvements to its Incline office with plans to be completely moved in mid March. Employees in the Incline office will be paid an average wage of $41,000.
The decision to relocate to Nevada came easy according to Swanson, “Nevada offers some real competitive advantages from where we’ve been in California. From the extensive tax benefits to the great quality of life and a diverse employee pool, it made real economic sense for us to make the move to Nevada.”
XplorIt’s technology has been awarded the Advertising Age Award Media Vanguard Award for the best innovation in virtual technology, and after review by some of the country’s top creative directors its new Facebook app has been accepted to Facebook Studio, which is a collection of outstanding Facebook apps worldwide. XplorIt is part of the JD Publishing media family. Examples of the Xplorit solution can be viewed at http://www.xplorit.com/.
“The addition of XplorIt to our region is exciting not only for the corporate headquarters and quality technology jobs they bring but even more important, for the leading edge technology and entrepreneurial energy they add to our growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Companies like XplorIt are changing the face of the region and diversifying our economy as they create the quality jobs of the future now.” said Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN.
XplorIt was first introduced to EDAWN through the Entrepreneurial Development team, whose efforts include assisting local start-ups and small business owners facing similar obstacles. In 2012 EDAWN hired Doug Erwin, 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year award winner for the State of Nevada and cofounder of Tahoe SUP, to spearhead the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In February of 2012, Governor Brian Sandoval set a goal of creating 50,000 new jobs in Nevada by 2014. In 2012, EDAWN assisted over 1,200 to be created in the region, with a healthy pipeline for 2013.
EDAWN is a private, non-profit corporation founded by community leaders in 1982. It works to recruit and expand quality companies that have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe. In 2012 Nevada was named the No. 3 Most Business Friendly Tax Climate by the Tax Foundation and Reno was among the 50 “Best Places to Live” in BusinessWeek magazine. For more information, visitwww.edawn.org.
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