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Economic Development

Labor Market

Business locations in Henderson are accessible to a growing Southern Nevada workforce approaching 1 million that is well positioned to meet the recruiting needs of a variety of employers.  In addition, educational attainment of residents in Henderson is much higher than other major Nevada cities.

City/Region High School grad or higher Bachelor's degree or higher
Henderson, NV 92.5% 31.2%
Las Vegas, NV 82.6% 21.8%
North Las Vegas, NV 75.3% 12.4%
Reno, NV 84.1% 28.4%
Phoenix, AZ 79.9% 26.0%
Tucson, AZ 84.4% 23.5%
Source: 2011 American Community Survey 1-year estimates (U.S. Census Bureau), Educational Attainment (Population 25 years and over)

Quality of life is an important factor to consider as well in attracting or bringing key personnel from other locations.  Henderson's outstanding master-planned communities, executive lifestyle amenities, favorable cost of living and low crime rates provide an excellent environment to attract and retain personnel. 

These factors bode well for companies evaluating labor availability in the region and long-term expansion possibilities after a new facility has been established.

Complementing the area's impressive labor force statistics and quality of life are a variety of vocational and technical trade schools, higher education institutions, customized training programs, and proprietary schools to enhance your success in attracting and training initial and future employees.

Key Labor Force Statistics, Demographics, and Wages

Area Colleges & Universities:

College of Southern Nevada (CSN), with an enrollment in excess of 35,000 students, is the largest of the Valley's higher education institutions.  CSN serves diverse audiences in Southern Nevada through five educational areas: occupational training, university transfer preparation, continuing education, developmental education, counseling and guidance.  Associate degrees and Certificates of Achievement are offered in a variety of programs. CSN is a multi-campus college that includes a campus in Henderson at 700 College Drive.

Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) at Henderson is a new college within the University and Community College System of Nevada. NSC specializes in four-year baccalaureate education in much needed fields such as education and nursing, as well as in other disciplines in the arts and sciences.  The main campus is located at 1125 Nevada State Drive (formerly Dawson Avenue), just west of I-515 at the Wagon Wheel Exit.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.  The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a fully accredited, national flagship university offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. The university currently has more than 28,000 students.

Private post-secondary education and training programs are also widely available in Henderson producing quality graduates in numerous career fields.

The Art Institute of Las Vegas, located at 2350 Corporate Circle, north of I-215 at Green Valley Parkway in Henderson, offers bachelor and associate degree programs specializing in the applied arts.  Call (702) 369-9944 or visit www.artinstitutes.edu/lasvegas for more information.

ITT Technical Institute offers associate and bachelor degree programs in Information and Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Drafting and Design, Business and Criminal Justice.  ITT's Henderson campus is located at 168 N. Gibson Road. Call (702) 558-5404 or visit www.itt-tech.edu for more information.

DeVry University's first Nevada campus offers undergraduate programs in business administration and technical management. Graduate programs offer courses out of DeVry's Keller Graduate School of Management.  DeVry's Henderson campus is located at 2490 Paseo Verde Parkway, Suite 150. Call (702) 933-9700 or visit www.devry.edu for more information.

Roseman University of Health Sciences, a private, non-profit, independent educational institution, the University is comprised of the College of Pharmacy offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education, a College of Nursing which offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, a College of Dental Medicine which offers a Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics with a Master of Business Administration (AEODO/MBA) residency program and a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.  Call (702) 990-4433 or visit www.roseman.edu for more information.

Everest College - Henderson Campus offers programs in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, and Allied Health fields. Their Henderson campus is located at 170 N. Stephanie Street, 1st Floor.  Call (702) 567-1920 or visit www.everest.edu for more information.

International Academy of Design and Technology offers Visual Communications, Fashion Design and Interior Design programs to students.  Programs are offered at the Henderson campus located at 2275 Corporate Circle, Suite 230. Visit www.iadtvegas.com for more information.

University of Phoenix offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs in the fields of business, technology, management, education, nursing, counseling, and criminal justice online and at four area campuses in Southern Nevada, including the Henderson campus at 7777 Eastgate Road.  Visit the University of Phoenix - Henderson Learning Center for more information.

Touro University - Nevada offers programs in Osteopathic Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Education and a Physician Assistant Program.  For more information, visit www.tun.touro.edu or call (702) 777-8687.

National University, one of California's largest private non-profit universities, offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate and extended learning programs at their Henderson campus.  Visit www.nu.edu or call (702) 531-7800 for more information.

Sierra Nevada College offers a Master of Arts in Teaching program at their Henderson campus.  For more information visit www.sierranevada.edu or call (702) 434-6599.

Major Henderson Employers:

The City's pro-business climate is recognized in the names that have been attracted to Henderson. Major non-gaming, non-retail firms calling Henderson "home" include:

Company

Product/Service

St. Rose Dominican Hospital/Siena Hospital Medical Services
Amica Financial Services
Good Humor-Breyers Ice Cream Ice Cream Manufacturing
Poly West Plastics Manufacturing
Levi Strauss & Company Apparel Distribution Center
Ethel M. Chocolates Candy Manufacturing
Aldec, Inc. Software
Berry Plastics Plastics Manufacturing
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. Beverage Manufacturing
Graham Packaging Company Plastics Manufacturing
Flowers Foods Baked Goods
Vadatech Electronics
Bluepoint Solutions Software
Pro-Caps Laboratories Vitamin & Nutritional Supplements Mfg.

Training & Recruitment Support:

There are a number of local resources available to fulfill initial and on-going recruitment needs of employers in Southern Nevada. Major national employment agencies, temporary help firms, and a variety of public and private training resources are available for specialized labor training and local recruitment support.  Another valuable resource for employee recruitment in Southern Nevada is the Family Support Center at Nellis Air Force Base.  Located approximately 18-20 miles northeast of the City of Henderson, the base retains an average of 9,500 civilian and military personnel.  The Family Support Center at Nellis AFB provides information on jobs to family members, retired military, and separating military members and can connect employers with potential candidates for employment.

  • Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation

The Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) provides a number of labor related services to Nevada's job seekers and employers.  Services include, but are not limited to: applicant recruitment and screening, career enhancement training programs, tax credit benefits and provision of labor market information.

  • Nevada Industry Excellence

Nevada Industry Excellence (formerly MAP) assists businesses in the manufacturing, construction and mining industries to become the premier industry leaders in the Nevada market.  Nevada Industry Excellence enables businesses to be flexible and responsive in a rapidly changing marketplace, by providing the expert resources and programs to improve processes, increase efficiencies and productivity. 

  • Nevada Workforce Connections

Nevada Workforce Connections oversees the implementation of the Workforce Investment Act, providing funding for employment and training services throughout the Southern Nevada Workforce Investment Area.