(LAS VEGAS, KXNT, A.P.)–A Tennessee-based  technology services company is expanding to Nevada, creating 800 jobs within five years.

Nashville-based Asurion LLC replaces lost, stolen and damaged cellphones and other technology devices.

It is opening a customer service and call center in Las Vegas.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development said Tuesday that the company will open a call center in northwest Las Vegas. The office estimated the economic impact to Nevada at $1 billion over the next 10 years.

Asurion’s director of public policy and economic development, Paul Fassbender, says Nevada’s business-friendly environment caught the company’s attention.

The board of directors for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development approved a trio of tax incentives earlier this year.

“They are right in the heart of the information technology cluster, which is one of the areas that we see Nevada having real great potential in”, said Steve Hill of the Governor’s Council.

He told KXNT “They felt that they needed a broader presence across more time zones. They were looking ain the western United States, and we’re very happy that they chose Las Vegas”

Representatives of Asurion say 500 people will be hired for the call center during the first year of operation.


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