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Tech Startups Continue Growth in Vegas

Written By:

Lauren Rozyla

Romotive

LAS VEGAS -- Tech startups are bringing jobs to Las Vegas, funneling business into the valley.

Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Cara Roberts said six startups have joined the community in just the past two months, in turn supporting other growing businesses.

Across the U.S., small businesses added about 20,000 jobs in January, according to Intuit's Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes.

Forbes Magazine rated Las Vegas No. 6 in its list of hot tech startups.

At tech startup Romotive, the company has grown from three people to more than 20 in the last two years.

Romotive software engineer Yonatan Kogan, 23, said he has seen growth in just the past few months.

"When I got here it was somewhere around 12 people and we've grown up to 20," Kogan said.

Roberts said there is more than 300 startup businesses scattered throughout the Las Vegas valley creating new jobs and supporting local businesses.

"Literally hundreds of jobs have been created in our community because of our startup environment," she said.

Source:

KLAS 8 News Now