Administered by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the ESB Program was created to encourage the development and growth of small businesses in Nevada. GOED will certify qualifying small businesses as a local emerging small business in order to help local governments and regions identify certified businesses to help both entities enter into contracts together.
To qualify as a Nevada ESB, a business must: maintain its principal place of business in Nevada and be operated for profit, among other requirements. A business can apply for certification through the GOED website and businesses that are certified will be posted to the GOED website, as well.
The government marketplace is increasingly competitive – small business certifications such as the ESB program provide local Nevada small businesses with an opportunity to highlight their capabilities and set themselves apart from their competition. ESB certification is available to all business types and industries. ESB certification, when used as a marketing tool, can generate additional opportunities to bid for business at the state and local levels.
For more information about qualification criteria or to apply for ESB certification, visit diversifynevada.com/esb. If you have questions about the new ESB program, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call GOED at 775-687-9900 in Carson City or 702-486-2700 in Las Vegas.