U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) cut the ribbon at a ceremony marking completion of the 10,000 square foot office and distribution facility for specialty pharmacy Catamaran and Briova Rx at the UNLV/Harry Reid Tech Park on Tuesday June 30, 2015. As the first building at the tech park, it is expected to pave the way to future development.
Real estate developer, The Molasky Group of Companies, and general contractor, Martin Harris, started development in November 2014, putting more than 200 construction workers to work.
The $42 million facility will have a major economic impact as Catamaran/Briova moves into this facility and starts operations. More than 350 people will become gainfully employed in quality jobs such as pharmacists, technicians and customer service representatives who average about $23/hour.
Catamaran’s local contract customers include Clark County Self-funded and Social Services, Culinary Health Fund, MGM International Resorts, Cirque de Soleil, as well as the following groups for the State of Nevada: Medicaid, Aids Drug Assistance, Health Co-Op, Mental Health and Development Services, Senior-Disability Rx Program and Public Employees Benefit Program.
The development is a prime example of a public private partnership between the State of Nevada, the University and many businesses, demonstrating that Nevada and Clark County are open for business.
The new facility fits into the larger scheme of diversifying our economy through the medical and healthcare industries. It is expected to be an employment pipeline for UNLV and an opportunity for workforce development through internship programs.