Watch the groundbreaking video here.
Premier Displays & Exhibits is an award-winning exhibit house specializing in the design, fabrication and management of special events around the globe. They work with big-name companies, including Pixar and Nike, and were located in California.
But no longer. Late last year, they held their groundbreaking on a site off 215 and pledged to relocate their corporate HQ and much of their manufacturing to Clark County. Their team couldn’t be more passionate about the move.
“We’re going to create jobs here, create a beautiful business here,” said Chris Bullard, CEO of Premier Displays & Exhibits.
The new jobs will support nearly 60 people at approximately $30 per hour. He’s also passionate about opportunities for residents, including the addition of apprenticeships when they are up and running.
The move made sense for the company, as they frequently visited Las Vegas for business trips, being involved in the set-up of many trade show displays on The Strip.
“It’s a great example of a company with sustainable, high-wage jobs choosing Southern Nevada,” said LVGEA President and CEO Jonas Peterson. “We’ve got a great operating environment, low taxes, low regulation. This is the right market.”
Loving Las Vegas
For Bullard, the move was also a personal one. He loves the lifestyle Southern Nevada affords him—where you can start the day at Mt. Charleston, do lunch at Lake Mead, and still be on the golf course in the early afternoon.
“It’s a great place to be,” he said. “Everyone should move their business here. LVGEA has done everything to support us. They looked at our whole plan and said this is the type of business we want in Las Vegas.”
And more will follow suit. Manufacturing and logistics account for one of the largest-growing sectors in the region, and LVGEA has mapped it as a target industry as outlined in the Workforce Blueprint. Since 2015, LVGEA has assisted in the creation of more than 6,000 manufacturing jobs, a 33% increase. This is economic development.