Two companies projected to create 100+ new jobs for Las Vegas residents

LAS VEGAS— The Las Vegas job market continues to expand in 2024 as two companies plan to enter the market, which could create over 100 high-paying, high quality jobs over the next two years. The announcement comes after the two companies, Edgewood Renewables and Hard Eight Nutrition were approved for state tax abatements today during the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) bi-monthly board of directors meeting.

Hard Eight Nutrition is a dietary supplement e-commerce and manufacturing company, and Edgewood Renewables is a renewable biofuel production company that focuses on the production of renewable diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel.

“Las Vegas is seeing strong economic growth in the new year as two companies representing the region’s target industries create high-quality jobs for Southern Nevadans,” said Tina Quigley, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance. “These companies represent the region’s potential for long-term growth and a focus on the future, with one of the companies producing sustainable fuels and the other manufacturing nutritional supplements.”

During its bi-monthly meeting today, the GOED board approved tax incentives for a total of three companies considering relocation or expansion throughout the state, including the two companies in Southern Nevada. These three companies will make capital investments of more than $120 million and generate $37.5 million in new state tax revenues over the next 10 years.

“These companies are making a major investment and creating exceptional job numbers for our state,” said Governor Joe Lombardo. “These three companies alone will invest more than $120 million in Nevada, paying an average wage of $37.49. Since I took office, 28 companies have been assisted and are projected to create 5, 427 jobs in their first five years of operation. They have invested more than $4.1 billion in capital equipment and will generate more than $1 billion in new tax revenues,”

Alongside its municipal partners in Henderson and the City of North Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) provided support and guidance to these companies throughout the tax abatement approval process, which supports economic development and diversification efforts throughout the state.

Learn more below about the companies approved for abatements today in Southern Nevada:

Edgewood Renewables — 60 jobs, $40.71 average wage
New to the region, Edgewood Renewables’ primary focus is on the development of large-scale renewable projects to meet the growing demand for low-carbon fuels in the future. Edgewood plans to construct a biorefinery at the site of a former fuel terminal in North Las Vegas that once operational, will produce more than 120 million gallons of renewable diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel each year.

“We could not be more excited to be locating the Edgewood Renewables refinery, fuel hub, and terminal in North Las Vegas, Nevada,” says Edgewood Renewables CEO Steve Harrington. “The site not only provides us with strategic access points to our key markets, but also an incredible workforce that we hope to continue to build with. Ultimately, we chose Southern Nevada because we felt wanted and welcomed. The State of Nevada and its citizens share an optimism and enthusiasm for creating opportunities through business and we look forward to being a great partner in achieving that mission.”

Hard Eight Nutrition — 49 jobs, $30.52 average wage
Hard Eight Nutrition is a dietary supplements manufacturing and e-commerce company, distributing on The company is planning a 90,000-square-foot expansion to its current Henderson warehouse space to house its headquarters, distribution and manufacturing operations. The expansion, set for this spring, will help the company reach additional US and international markets.

“Hard Eight Nutrition LLC, doing business as, is excited to announce expansion plans to a new 136,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Henderson, Nevada,” says Hard Eight Nutrition’s CEO Kevin Baronowsky. “Henderson has been a beneficial home to the company due to its proximity to seaports, low cost of living, and business-friendly tax environment. Additionally, the dry climate provides the ideal condition for the manufacturing of dietary supplements.”

More information about each of the companies can be found below:
● Edgewood Renewables:
● Hard Eight Nutrition:

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