Economic Development And Tourism


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.

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.

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 
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 Silver State Opportunities Fund (SSOF) manages $50 million of capital dedicated to investing in compelling businesses located, expanding into or relocating to Nevada. On behalf of the Nevada Capital Investment Corporation (NCIC), SSOF seeks to generate greater returns for the state's Permanent School Fund and secondarily increase economic development and employment in Nevada. SSOF is managed byHamilton Lane, a leading global private equity asset management firm.

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 Traffic Division, Lt. Brandon Brooks, as the TV & Motion Picture Liaison to facilitate filming permits and approvals within the City of Henderson.  For coordination, please call (702) 267-4592

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 DEC 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.

Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to developing the economies of Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, and Mesquite through regional cooperation, global trade, and global connectivity.

Henderson Economic Development and Tourism Department
Planning a visit?  The Henderson Economic Development and Tourism Department 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. 

Local Business Event Calendars:
Henderson Chamber of Commerce
Nevada Small Business Development Center
Henderson Business Resource Center
Southern Nevada SCORE