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King of the West Entertainment to bring 70 jobs to Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe



edawn-5034975-1189143Reno is now called home to the King of the West Entertainment (KWS) a motorsports entertainment company headquarters, relocated from California. With a mission to become a catalyst for promoting motorsports in northern Nevada, KWS plans to hire an initial 70 people within year one and expect a heavy multiplier by year five.

KWS today announced at an EDAWN luncheon attended by state, city, county and economic development leaders that they invested over $700k in capital for their venture in Reno. EDAWN CEO Mike Kazmierski welcomed Dan Simpson, CEO of KWS, and announced their plans to open Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway on April 13. Additionally, Simpson hinted at his plans to build a major indoor sports arena in Reno anticipating to break ground by year-end 2013.

Based in Rio Vista, Calif., KWS knew they wanted to expand and began exploring northern Nevada as a home base. “The potential was endless” said Simpson, “the Reno-Tahoe area is full of gear-heads and perfect for the brand of racing I want to bring to the area.”

The company has narrowed down its search for the future stadium to two potential locations. With a focus on motorsports and providing a world-class venue for racers from around the globe, KWS is extremely pleased with the reception it has received from the business and political leaders in northern Nevada.

“I am amazed and humbled by the outpouring of support we have received since we relocated our operation here,” Simpson said.

KWS has already begun hiring and will begin filling a variety of positions. Interested applicants can apply for positions by signing up through Nevada JobConnect at his or her local JobConnect Office https://nvos.state.nv.us/seeker/index.asp.

“It’s exciting to see another growing entrepreneurial company from California choose the Reno-Sparks area to invest and grow their business. The King of the West Sprints is bringing not only their team to open a speedway, but more importantly there are relocating their corporate headquarters. Additionally, they are bringing with them an entrepreneurial spirit that will continue the growth of our racing and motorsports energy in the region.” said, Mike Kazmierski, CEO at EDAWN.

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