MARK WAHLBERG PLANS TO BUILD HOLLYWOOD STUDIO IN LAS VEGAS BRINGING 10,000 JOBS
Mark Wahlberg shared with Fox News his plans to build a Hollywood Studio in Las Vegas. Last year Wahlberg moved his family out of California for his children’s sake.
Wahlberg envisions making his new home of Las Vegas “Hollywood 2.0” with a “state of the art” studio. In an interview with Fox Business Wahlberg detailed more of his vision.
“We’re looking to create 10,000 jobs on the studio alone. The average salary would be $100,000 more than what it is now. We want to train people both in front of and behind the camera, create jobs, most importantly, first and foremost, for locals,” Wahlberg shared.
He continued, “And then, after that, I think we can attract a lot of people. The housing market is great.”
“When I moved here, I brought probably like 15 or 20 people that work with me also moving here. They went from three-bedroom houses that they were really struggling to pay rent for. And now they have a six-bedroom house. And it’s, you know, half the cost,” he told Fox Business.
Wahlberg is enjoying his new hometown. He said, “It’s just a much better lifestyle here and more affordable.”
He has stated previously that he hopes to get tax credits from the state to help him launch the studio.
“There’s lots of opportunity for growth here. And the government, especially our new governor, is really looking for opportunities to create jobs outside of gaming. We want to create lots of jobs here. We’re always looking for new opportunities and new adventures. I hope to create a lot of opportunity here.”
Wahlberg recently opened his second “Wahlburgers” location on the Las Vegas Strip with his brothers Chef Paul and Donnie. The new location is at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. He shared that the first location at the Horseshoe is their “largest revenue earner in all of tour 90 something restaurants in the portfolio.”
Wahlberg sounds optimistic about the opportunities he sees in his new state of Nevada.