Tech Companies and Tech Growth in Las Vegas

By Jenn Rogala

Last Updated: February 11th 2023

Las Vegas is mostly known for tourism, but the tech industry is growing there, and the city and state government are actively helping.

It's moving towards being one of the top most-connected smart-cities due it's innovations with traffic control, smart-cars etc.

It's an attractive location for tech companies due to its favorable tax policies (no state income tax, and no business income tax) and availability of funds for tech startups.

More than 1200 startups are located in Las Vegas.

The average salary for a Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV is $123,714.

Tech Companies with Headquarters in Las Vegas

  1. Empire Technological Group: Empire Technological Group is a manufacturer, provider, and developer of gaming equipment tools, systems, and technologies for casinos. Its engineering team has changed the casino industry by developing SMRT Choice Products and Table Games.
  2. Zappos: Is an online shoe and clothing retailer
  3. JCM Global: Is a leader in creating automated transaction technologies and solutions for industries such as banking, financial, gaming, retail, transportation, vending etc.
  4. Eleks: Custom software development services, product design, QA and consultancy services.
  5. Waveaccess: Supplies software development and IT outsourcing
  6. Influential: Leading technology platform that connects brands with audiences using data and machine learning
  7. Rimini Street: Supplies enterprise software services and technical expertise
  8. Telus International: An information technology company that builds brands through customer experience and next-generation digital solutions.
  9. Scientific Games: A global leader in digital products, technology, and services that drive profits for government-sponsored lottery and sports betting programs. They provide digital solutions from enterprise gaming platforms to entertainment experiences.
  10. AGS, LCC: American Gaming Systems is a Nevada-based maker of live casino and online slots machines.
  11. 411 Locals: Is an Internet Advertising Agency specializing in local search engine optimization (SEO), web design, and online marketing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.

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Las Vegas Tech Growth Initiatives

  1. Tax Relief: The Tax Foundation ranks Nevada as the 7th best state to work in because it does not charge corporate income tax, unitary tax, taxes on corporate shares, or estate tax. Tech businesses that want to have operations in Las Vegas pay 8.23% sales tax.
  2. Availability of Funds for Startups: Starting a technology company in Vegas is much easier because of the existence of a state funding program. Tech startups can access funds through Nevada's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) initiative to help them run operations. The impact of such funding is evident from the 1,200 tech startups that have emerged in Las Vegas recently.
  3. Hosting The Consumer Electronics Show: Las Vegas hosts the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) each year and is a very influential technology event which helps tech businesses showcase their innovations. Major tech companies and startups in Las Vegas enjoy a logistical advantage when attending the event yearly.
  4. Las Vegas Innovation District: International Innovation Center is 11,000 square feet workspace for companies to collaborate on new innovations.
  5. Tech Alley: "Supports tech and startup communities by providing a platform that coordinates local technology, entrepreneur, business meetups into monthly full-day events for the community."

Why choose to live and work in Las Vegas?

1. Access to Outdoor

In a world where people have issues ranging from stress to lifestyle diseases, recreational facilities are a priority for prospective workers. Las Vegas is a perfect place to live in because of the many outdoor recreation facilities. Some top sights include the Red Rock Canyon, Neon Museum, and Springs Preserve, Mount Charleston, and the Colorado River.

2. No state income tax

Nevada does not charge individual state income tax for employees.

3. 300 sunny days/year, although summer days can be quite hot.

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Key Takeaways

Las Vegas has done a lot to attract tech companies and it’s working.

Many notable companies have started operations in the city because of its supportive business environment.

And the many startups that continue to emerge are adding to the Las Vegas economy and making Las Vegas a tech hub to watch.

See our other blogs in the Las Vegas series on the most popular Las Vegas tech jobs and the tech education available there.

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Jenn Rogala

Senior Writer

Jennifer Rogala has worked in the area of healthcare technology for 30 years. Most of her publications were on the topic of how medical technology can improve patient safety. It wasn't until she became a mother that she started writing stories for children. From their infancy her twin daughters loved books. Seeing the joy books gave to her children inspired Jennifer to attempt to create this joy herself and share it with others. Jennifer lives outside of Boston with her twin daughters, and calico cat.