World’s largest telematics company at home in Vegas
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Did you know that the U.S. headquarters for the world’s largest telematics company is located in Las Vegas? Geotab connects commercial vehicles to the internet and helps businesses manage their fleet analytics using a product called a Geotab GO device. This device allows Geotab to process billions of data points a day, according to Executive Vice President of U.S Operations, Joey Marlow.
Geotab is happy to call Vegas it’s U.S. home base for numerous reasons. It draws business to the area; has no business and personal state tax, and the environment is affordable. It’s one of the many companies doing business here that feels Vegas offers opportunities that other markets don’t—not only for the bottom line but for its employees too.
Southern Nevada was the best fit
It’s no secret that commercial real estate prices are on the rise. That isn’t the case in Vegas. Recently, Geotab acquired a new building in the area, and it cost significantly less than anything one could find in the Bay Area—approximately $100 per square foot less.
However, the incentives aren’t only financial. Marlow noted that the ability to network and meet other business owners is a huge possibility in a city that draws more than 42 million visitors a year. “Employees are excited and engaged to be at work every day,” Marlow said. He feels the same way. “When I come back to Vegas, it’s still a city I want to live in. It’s a great place to work [with a] great atmosphere. Vegas is a small town with great values. Those are some of the things you have to educate people on.”
The city offers employees everything they want—in one place. Marlow, like many other leaders, praises the access to world-renowned entertainment. “Within a few minutes you can be up in Red Rock and hiking, then having dinner at some of the best restaurants in the world,” he said.
Engaging with the community
Southern Nevada is a community that cares. There are plenty of places to get plugged in as a volunteer and many companies take volunteering to the next level as a team. Geotab takes Corporate Social Responsibility seriously and gives back in multiple areas, including: STEM, the environment, road and pedestrian safety and the community where Geotab staff live, work and play.
Geotab highlights careers in the STEM industry for instance by partnering with Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada to attend their reverse job shadowing events and their annual bowling fundraiser. They also sponsor and mentor the South East Career and Technical Academy Robotics team. They partner with the Blind Center of Nevada for their environmental efforts by donating all their e-waste and recycled GO devices to the center.
As for Community initiatives, Geotab volunteers and donates to multiple local organizations. They volunteer at Three Square every other month, participate in the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada’s annual fundraiser and attend Heroes in the Rough events. They also bring in Vitalant, a community blood service provider, at least four times a year to hold blood drives in their building for employees and their friends and family. In December, Geotab held a toy drive for the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and was able to donate 310 toys.