NCET helps you explore business and technology
It’s easy to talk about starting a business. It’s not as easy to know what is required to get your business funded and operating. From business and occupational licensing to insurance, taxes and hiring employees, there is a long list of requirements you should know about before starting a business in Nevada. In addition, you likely need information about funding, finding customers, help writing a business plan or contracting with the government.
“Growing Business in Nevada” is not just a tagline, it’s our department’s mission. The Director’s Office administers several programs and offers resources and information to achieve that mission. Whether you are just starting a business or expanding an existing business, we are here to help.
Business Resource Center
Located at http://business.nv.gov, the Business Resource Center is the most comprehensive listing of resources, information and learning opportunities available throughout Nevada. The BRC serves as your point of contact for locating information such as: step-by-step guides to start a business, a live business calendar, training opportunities, funding options for your business, a resource directory, and more.
We help organizations borrow money through the issuance of tax-exempt private activity bonds for qualified projects. Bonds are used to finance projects such as: manufacturing and warehousing, research and development facilities, civic and cultural enterprises like museums, renewable energy facilities, and health facilities.
New Market Tax Credit Program
A little-known source of funding, the New Market Tax Credit program can help Nevada companies, or those relocating to Nevada, gain access to gap funding for businesses located in economically distressed communities. The program attracts private investment on terms that may otherwise be unavailable. Our office can connect you with the entities that have money to lend.
The Business Advocate
We publish a quarterly newsletter dedicated to topics and information of interest to Nevada entrepreneurs and business owners. For a free subscription to The Business Advocate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Governor’s Conference on Business
On August 17, we will host the 6th annual Governor’s Conference on Business at the Nugget Casino Resort. For a $50 entry fee at the door, conference attendees can attend informative breakout sessions, the Business Pitch Competition, the Business Resource Expo and the conference luncheon. Governor Brian Sandoval will address attendees and speak about Nevada’s current economic standing, the innovation and technological advancements that are occurring within the state, and his vision for keeping Nevada ahead of the curve.
Learn more about how the Department of Business and Industry is helping grow business in Nevada at NCET’s Biz Bite luncheon on August 23. NCET is a member-supported nonprofit organization that produces educational and networking events to help people explore business and technology. Register for the event and get more info at NCETbite.org.
Bruce Breslow was appointed by Governor Sandoval as the Director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, business.nv.gov, in November 2012. During the past 22 years, Bruce has served in a number of public service leadership roles with the State of Nevada and as the Mayor of Sparks.