Variety of Businesses Open, Expand Nevada Operations

On the surface, an asset management company, an ammunition maker and a manufacturer of high-efficiency lights have little in common.

But they all share this: They're coming to Southern Nevada, and bringing hundreds of new jobs with them.

The Nevada Commission on Economic Development said Wednesday that it approved incentives such as tax abatement, tax deferral and training grants for eight businesses looking to move to or expand in the Silver State. Six of those companies are headed to the Las Vegas Valley.

The biggest get is Ameriprise Financial, a global asset-management company that will locate its Western regional sales and service center in a new, 100,000-square-foot building at Pilot and Sunset roads in Las Vegas. The center will employ more than 300 people in three divisions. Hourly wages will range from $16.35 to $39.44.

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