A variety of federal, state, and local resources are available in the area to assist local businesses, provide business information, and support specific industry sectors.
Employee Training & Recruitment
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 program, and provision of labor market information.
Corporate and Customized Training
The College of Southern Nevada, Division of Workforce & Economic Development offers Corporate and Customized Training to address training and educational needs of Southern Nevada business and industry. This program specializes in developing customized group training to help companies achieve staff development and company performance objectives.
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.
Research, Technology, Industrial Outreach
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 program to improve processes, increase efficiencies and productivity.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to economic development and diversification. UNLV is home to a number of centers, institutes and laboratories conducting research in a variety of fields.
Center for Business and Economic Research
The Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) collects, analyzes, and disseminates information on the economy and businesses of Nevada.
Southern Nevada Biotech Entrepreneurs
Southern Nevada Biotech Entrepreneurs is a group of life science and health technology professionals who network together to uncover collaboration opportunities and help to build biotechnology in Southern Nevada.
Nevada Manufacturers Association (NMA)
Recognized as the voice of manufacturing in Nevada, the Nevada Manufacturer's Association (NMA) is an association of manufacturers in Nevada joined together to pursue common goals.
Desert Research Institute
A nonprofit, statewide division of the University and Community College System of Nevada, the Desert Research Institute (DRI) pursues a full-time program of basic and applied environmental research on a local, national, and international scale.
Technology Business Alliance of Nevada (TBAN)
TBAN is dedicated solely to the development of a thriving high-tech community in Southern Nevada. Through its innovative "Virtual Accelerator" program, TBAN seeks to foster entrepreneurs and attract Venture Capital partners to the region.
Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET)
NCET, Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, is a state-wide non-profit organization that encourages people to start their own businesses and connects them with the resources they need to succeed.
Business Development, Training and Financing
Nevada Procurement Outreach
The Nevada Procurement Outreach Program (POP) works to increase the flow of contract dollars to Nevada businesses by providing training and technical assistance to find, bid on, and win federal, state and local contracts.
Henderson Business Resource Center
The Henderson Business Resource Center provides business development expertise to new and growing businesses in Southern Nevada. The Business Resource Center provides opportunities for new and developing companies. Three distinct programs for Applicants, Tenants and Affiliates-support all types of new and existing businesses.
Henderson Tools for Business Success
The Henderson Tools for Business Success portal is an information source on start-up, planning, funding, government assistance, training, marketing and other online tools for starting or running a successful business.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides a wide variety of financial, technical and management assistance to help start, run, and grow businesses. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is dedicated to providing customer-oriented, full-service programs and accurate, timely information to the entrepreneurial community.
Business USA provides a one-stop, common access point for Federal Government services and information needed to assist with starting, running, and growing a business.
Nevada Microenterprise Initiative (NMI)
Nevada Microenterprise Initiative (NMI) is a private non-profit business development corporation, founded in 1991. NMI assistance may include finance for start-ups or business expansion, entrepreneurial training, and one to one business counseling.
Nevada Capital Investment Corporation (NCIC)
The primary purpose of the Nevada Capital Investment Corporation (NCIC) is to identify and invest in new businesses located in Nevada, business looking to expand in Nevada, or businesses seeking to relocate in Nevada utilizing the "prudent investor" standard through the services of a professional fund manager whose investment objectives must promote greater returns for the state's Permanent School Fund and secondarily increase economic development and employment in Nevada.
State of Nevada - State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)
Access to capital funding is available through two new programs for small businesses in Nevada via the State Small Business Credit Initiative: Nevada Collateral Support Program and Nevada Microenterprise Program.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
The SCORE Association (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.
The SCORE Southern Nevada Chapter provides services locally to the greater Las Vegas region, including Henderson.
Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC)
The Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC) provides free and low-cost business management training and counseling for new and expanding businesses throughout Nevada.
Small Business Tools from the IRS
The IRS has many different online tools to assist your business.
Motion Picture Production & Entertainment Development
Nevada Film Office
The Nevada Film Office promotes and supports the use of the state's locations, services and crew members by the production industry.
Henderson Motion Picture Production Liaison
The City of Henderson has designated the Police Department's Community Relations Unit as the TV & Motion Picture Liaison to facilitate filming permits and approvals within the City of Henderson. For information about license procedures and coordination, call (702) 267-5100.
International Trade Assistance
U.S. Commercial Service
The U.S. Commercial Service offers valuable assistance to help businesses export goods and services to markets worldwide.
Nevada Global Trade and Investment Office
The Nevada Global Trade and Investment Office conducts trade missions, provides export seminars and counseling services and hosts foreign delegations to Nevada.
Nevada District Export Council
The Nevada District Export Council (NDEC) is an organization of leaders from across Nevada whose knowledge of international business provides a source of professional advice for local firms. Closely affiliated with the U.S. Commercial Service's Export Assistance Centers, the NDEC combines the energies of nearly 25 volunteers to supply specialized expertise to small and medium-sized businesses in their local community who are interested in exporting.
Other Economic Development Resource Links
Henderson Chamber of Commerce
Since 1945, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce has been a private, non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to the growth and continuing progress of the community. Henderson Chamber of Commerce members work together to promote the civic, commercial, and industrial development of Henderson.
Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development
Provides specific research and statistical information about the State of Nevada. The Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) also administers Nevada incentive programs, Nevada's International Trade Program, Procurement Outreach Program (POP), and Nevada Film Office.
Nevada Development Authority (NDA)
The Nevada Development Authority (NDA) serves as Southern Nevada's leading regional development authority. NDA, a private, nonprofit organization, coordinates its activities with private businesses as well as state and local government officials to further diversify the economy of Southern Nevada.
Henderson Department of Cultural Arts and Toursim
Planning a visit? The Henderson Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism provides information on conventions, meeting space, special events, accommodations, dining, shopping, golf vacation packages, area attractions, and outdoor recreation.
Local Business Workshops & Event Calendars
A wide range of workshops, seminars, courses and events are held in the community or nearby for local businesses throughout the year. Information about upcoming events are available on the local business event calendars below. Please note that some events require registration and/or fees.