Jet.com, a new online shopping site, has opened a 160,000 square-foot, west coast warehouse and distribution center on USA Parkway in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, located east of Reno, Nevada. The company plans to hire 150-180 employees by the end of 2016 and another 350 within five years for more than 500 new jobs to the area.
"We chose the Reno area due to its strong workforce, fulfillment infrastructure and ability to provide 2-day shipping to most western states in the U.S.," said Nate Faust, Jet.com COO. "We're very excited about the new fulfillment center and our presence in the Reno area."
"Innovation and Storey County have become synonymous for national companies looking for one of the country's friendliest states for new business," said Marshall McBride, Chairman, Storey County Board of Commissioners. "We're proud to welcome Jet.com to our growing list of businesses that are calling the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center and northern Nevada home."
"It is exciting to see an up and coming e-commerce company choose our region for their growth in the west," said Mike Kazmierski CEO of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada . "Jet.com has an exceptional business model that has had amazing success with consumers in just a short period of time. We are proud to be a part of this innovative new company's explosive growth."
Business partners that assisted Jet.com in their decision to establish themselves here include Storey County, Jones Lang LaSalle-David Cantwell and Intellisource.