LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Autonomous vehicles are coming to the valley.
Tech company Nuro has opened its new location in North Las Vegas, a company that promises more than $ 1 billion in economic boost to the region.
According to Nuro, the company should be up and running in a year.
It’s a big boost for the Craig Road Corridor, which is expected to see more business.
An event held today provided a preview of the first autonomous vehicle to operate in North Las Vegas.
Mayor John Lee has welcomed Nuro to town as preparations are made to build a manufacturing plant on 10 acres of land at Craig Road and Bruce Street.
The economic impact is expected to be around $ 2.2 billion over the next 10 years.
âWe expect this to produce around 200 jobs in the area, as well as a test facility at (Las Vegas) Motor Speedway before we deploy vehicles on the road,â said Michael Blank de Nuro.
The company plans to partner with schools to increase its staff.
The project is one of several booming projects along this popular city corridor.
“It fits perfectly with the vision of the mayor and council to bring more manufacturing jobs, well-paying sustainable jobs, restaurants, amenities and residential communities for this diverse workforce that we bring,” according to Pamela Goynes-Brown, a North Las Vegas City Councilor.
A soul food restaurant that has been around for over 10 years has been part of the growth of the neighborhood. Nuro’s arrival will mean more foot traffic – and new jobs as the restaurant staff increases.
âI think it will be great,â said Aem Upachak, owner of Ellaem’s Soul Food. âIt will help businesses and people who still don’t want to go out because of the pandemic. “
Michael Blank de Nuro agrees.
âYou can stay at home. Order your pizza and stay home. Shop without worrying about traffic, âBlank said.
Nuro has partnered with Kroger – Smith’s Food and Drug in Nevada – as well as Domino’s Pizza and FedEx.
Mayor Lee said he hopes this project will attract similar businesses to North Las Vegas.