LAS VEGAS, NV – With the post-recession boom currently occurring in Las Vegas as a whole, the real estate market and business industries are feeling the positive effects of this development more than they have in years. But recently, North Vegas in particular – the region hit hardest by the recession – has been coming to the forefront of development efforts now that the nation’s economic woes appear to be fading into the past, and is currently one of the fastest-growing communities in the United States.
Local North Vegas officials have recently been making waves that their city is ready to turn up the heat, so to speak, and are interested in devoting ample resources to increase the amount of housing and commercial properties within their borders. With land available that sat literally unused after the burst of the housing bubble in the mid-2000’s, city officials are looking to finally capitalize on the vast potential for development that North Las Vegas displayed prior to the recession.
Currently, numerous high-profile conglomerates and corporations are setting their sights upon North Vegas, opening up the promise of increased availability of well-paying jobs that, in turn, will spur on housing development in anticipation of new hires moving to the area. In particular, internet retail giant Amazon will be constructing an massive, 2.5 million square-foot fulfillment center that promises well over 1,000 full-time positions when it opens doors for business at the tail end of 2019. That alone will be more than enough to put North Vegas on the map in a serious way, but it’s actually only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s to come.
Another company setting up shop in North Vegas is noted cosmetics company Sephora, who will be building a distribution center coming in at over 700,000 square feet that is also slated to open in 2019; the establishment is expected to add yet another 400 jobs once it gets fully up to speed.
In addition, according to city officials, additional businesses have already opened up in recent months, including medical clinics, restaurants, and retail, and a potential master-planned community is currently in the works, although details are currently not available for that project.
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee noted that the main goal of his administration is to help promote his city as a destination for business and real estate development, and to put North Vegas back on the lofty path it was set to traverse before the recession hit the nation.
“My thing is to change the reputation of North Las Vegas,” he said. “Fifty percent of North Las Vegas hasn’t been built out yet, but people think it’s the same North Las Vegas that it was 20 years ago. Now we’re going to take it to the next level.”
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