Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development is your business resource.  Are you already here and ready to expand, or if you’re an entrepreneur looking to start a business, this office has the information you need to successfully do business in the Silver State.  GOED enables businesses to quickly gain access to statewide economic support resources needed to be more successful.       

Nevada Secretary of State
In Nevada, the Secretary of State’s Office processes business licenses.  A business license is needed for each person, corporation, partnership, proprietorship, business association and any other similar organization that conducts an activity for profit.  Detailed information and online filing is available by visiting

If you are a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, or limited-liability partnership, you must file (register) with the Nevada Secretary of State. You must provide our office with one of the following: a file stamped copy of your Articles of Incorporation, a Certificate of Good Standing, or a print out from their website:  - or you may visit their office at:

Secretary of State, Commercial Filings Division
555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 4000
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 486-2880

Nevada State License
Proof of compliance with the Nevada State License Department is required. You may apply online at - or, you may visit their office at:

555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 5200
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 486-2880       

Nevada Department of Taxation
Nevada sales and use taxes are payable on sales of tangible personal property. If your business involves retail sales, proof of compliance from the Nevada Department of Taxation is required. You may apply online at: - or you may visit their office at:

555 E. Washington Avenue, Suite 1300
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 486-2300             

Nevada Industry Excellence
Nevada Industry Excellence (formerly MAP) assists businesses in the manufacturing, construction and mining industries to become industry leaders in the Nevada market by providing the expert resources and programs to improve processes, increase efficiencies and productivity. Their expertise, access to grants, and established relationships provides invaluable support providing: growth services, lean solutions, energy services, and quality systems to save time and money.

The Nevada State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) Employer Network’s mission is to provide workforce development that meets the demands of employers and employees in Nevada’s energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors. 

Nevada State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP)
7251 W Lake Mead Blvd., Ste 200
Las Vegas, NV 89128

Small Business Administration-Las Vegas (SBA)
SBA provides information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance; counseling and training, and how to start a business.

SBA Programs –       

SBA Small Business Technology Transfer -

SBA Venture Capital -

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Provides funding alternatives for small businesses, particularly in rural communities.

David Foster
USDA, Las Vegas Office
(702) 262-9047 X103 Phone
(702) 262-9969 Fax  

U.S Department of Commerce

Export Assistance Center
400 S. 4th Street, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 


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