AccelOne Expands Presence in the US, Lands in Las Vegas.
On September 1st, AccelOne opened a new office on the southern outskirts of Las Vegas. The office is located at 1489 W. Warm Springs Rd. #110 in Henderson. Opening a second office in the US is testament to AccelOne’s commitment to growing their presence in North America and providing unparalleled custom software and staffing solutions.
Mike Heindel, Managing Director, Goes “All-In” On Las Vegas
Mike Heindel, Managing Director of AccelOne, will lead the new office. Mike has decades of experience in both domestic and international business growth and strategy and sees Las Vegas as a platform that will catapult AccelOne’s North American presence. AccelOne aims to partner with established and emerging companies in Las Vegas.
An office in Las Vegas allows AccelOne to reap the benefits of nearby tech hubs, Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as continue to serve their clients seamlessly in partnership with their nearshore software development office in Buenos Aires.
Mike exclaims, “AccelOne is a great, fast-growing organization, with fantastic people who work hard and with the latest technology stacks. As companies all over the world look to tighten their fiscal belts, there is still work to be done. Having a nearshore option with experienced development teams and technical project managers really resonates with organizations of every industry and certainly resonated with me.”
Residents of Nevada’s neighbor, California, are leaving in droves in search of alternative locations with a lower cost of living. A few years ago, Mike and his family joined others in the exodus to find a new place to reside and work. They sold their home in Southern California and relocated to South America. When Mike and his family decided to return home to the US, after doing their due diligence, they decided to take a gamble on Las Vegas. Tech giants, Google and Amazon, have already bet on Las Vegas–Amazon has opened three fulfillment centers in the area.
Mike and other families like his that have moved to Las Vegas find that the quality of life is excellent. There is no state income tax, the cost of living is lower compared to California, and there are many business opportunities.
The benefits of having an office location in Las Vegas are numerous: lower market saturation, the potential for lucrative business partnerships (both with new and emerging companies in Las Vegas as well as companies in nearby California tech hubs), and access to talented software developers who have left California. Mike affirms, “We are looking to expand our local footprint, taking advantage of all the benefits this area has to offer, and become leaders in the growing local software industry.”
Las Vegas is Luring Tech Companies and Families
For decades, local and state officials have been looking for ways to expand Las Vegas’ appeal. Las Vegas made some effort to become more family-friendly in the 90s, but the 2008 recession was a wake-up call to those who thought that gamblers, regardless of their financial situation, would go to Las Vegas casinos during an economic crisis.
In 2012, Tony Hsieh, Zappos’ ex-CEO, founded The Downtown Project in order to fulfill his dream of transforming Las Vegas into a community-focused city where entrepreneurs and innovators can thrive, and it’s working. UNLV has partnered with the Gardner Company to open the Harry Reid Research and Technology Park (opened January 2020), an innovation and tech incubator space, and federal funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration has been allocated to StartUp Nevada, an incubator that funds and mentors companies to help them scale and get seed funding.
Mike and his family have seen first-hand that Las Vegas’ infrastructure is developing at a fast pace. After initially thinking, “Who lives in Vegas?”, Mike now boasts, “There are good schools and new ones being built every year, neighborhoods and parks where kids can play outside, a growing infrastructure, cost-friendly activities and mountains nearby where the weather is considerably cooler. It’s not far from several national parks like Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon…Now there are even professional sports teams with the Golden Knights (NHL) and the Raiders (NFL).”
Las Vegas’ international airport offers flights galore to California and soon there will be another option for convenient travel. A high-speed railway, XpressWest, that will connect Southern California and Las Vegas is expected to open in 2023.
AccelOne is Dedicated to Its Mission of Providing Custom Software and Staffing Solutions
As AccelOne expands its presence in the US, we continue to prioritize our commitment to companies in North and South America. If you have a business in Las Vegas, or are thinking of starting a business in Las Vegas, we’re excited to partner with you. Contact us or visit us at our new Las Vegas office to discuss your next software project.
1489 W. Warm Springs Rd. #110 | Henderson, NV 89014, United States of America
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