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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Economic Development
 Welcome to Clark County, Nevada   

Clark County is the heartbeat of Southern Nevada, encompassing almost 8,000 square miles, five cities, including the Las Vegas Strip, and is home to more than 2 million residents. We are a pro-business government in a tax friendly state that values excellence in service to businesses and residents.  Our permitting, inspection and licensing processes are efficient and cost effective.  

Clark County is home to 4 gaming headquarters, making Nevada one of Fortune Magazines’ “States That Dominate”, states having more than 50% of all company headquarters in a specific industry.  Nevada is one of only 4 states to hold such a designation.                          

1. Las Vegas Sands    2. Caesar’s Entertainment 
3. MGM Resorts International    4. Wynn Resorts 
                                            
Our Value Proposition 

                           Our Tax Structure:

NO Corporate Income Tax       NO Unitary, Franchise, Inventory Tax
NO Personal Income Tax     NO Inheritance, Estate and/or Gift Tax
NO Chain Store Tax    NO Nexus Tax  

THE 2014 STATE BUSINESS TAX CLIMATE INDEX

Nevada Rankings: 
    Corporate Tax              No. 1                                                 
    Individual Income Tax    No. 1                                                 
    Taxes on Businesses      No. 3 

Overall Tax Friendly Rankings:                 
    Nevada     No.  3    (Wyoming No. 1, South Dakota No.2) 
    Texas       No. 11 
    Arizona     No. 22  

Worst ranked states: 
    New York, New Jersey, California, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, 
    North Carolina, Connecticut, Vermont and Maryland.

In 2013, Nevada is ranked 2nd in the nation for being solar friendly according to the Environment America Research and Policy Center.

In 2011, the Harris Pole stated, Nevada Remains A Top Choice for Where Americans Would Most Like to Live.  

Why Clark County over any other location? Diversity and Rise of the Creative Class – Richard Florida lists Las Vegas as a community whose diversity is on the rise.   

Here’s what companies say:  

Our business has grown steadily in Clark County in spite of this prolonged recession. In 2010, our decision to locate here was because we would be seen as a big fish in a little pond as opposed to California where we would be a little fish in the ocean.  It's all about location. Dan Foliot, Founder: Foliot Furniture

Southern Nevada is an important emerging market in which to do business, especially in the technology sector. The region has an extremely low instance of natural disasters, great accessibility to high-speed Internet connections, and the dry and mild climate makes cooling efficient and inexpensive. Clark County is an up-and-coming technology center, and a natural fit for any company to seriously consider. Jeff Grace, President & CEO: NetEffect  

The UNLV National Supercomputing Center enhances Southern Nevada's U.S. business competitiveness as a primary gateway for medical, energy and scientific data flow from coast-to-coast and markets abroad. Southern Nevada is the ideal setting for this facility, considered a "safe-zone" from natural disasters and having a highly sophisticated power grid in a rapidly growing market. Joseph Lombardo, Executive Director: National Supercomputing Center 

Cord Blood America, Inc. relocated from Southern California to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2009 for two key reasons, transportation and tax advantage. Our business depends on airports for movement of our products and convenient access to McCarran from our facility provided us with the assurance that we needed to maintain continuity to our service offering.  As important was the tax structure and regulatory environment which were more advantageous that what we experienced in California, and factored heavily into our decision to be here.  Joseph Vicente, President: Cord Blood America, Inc.

Excellent State Incentives - Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development 
Foreign Trade Zone #89 – administered by the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

Computer literate, expanding and cost-effective workforce - Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation (DETR)  

Accessibility:             
    McCarran International Airport – 8th busiest in the U.S. 

    Interstate Highway and Railroad System  

Center of Excellence in Medicine:
    University Medical Center – Nevada’s only LEVEL I Trauma and Burn Center and only Pediatric LEVEL II Trauma Center.  
    Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health 

Reliable and expanding energy base - NVEnergy

Exceptional telecommunications and technology infrastructure - Switch tecnology

Large Growing Education System:             
    Clark County School District   
    UNLV Science and Engineering   
    UNLV Supercomputing Facility                
    UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park  

If you have questions about how to obtain a business license, renew your license or change the location of your business, you need the Business License Department.  

  1. Company representative is welcome to schedule a time during our open bi-weekly meeting dates to determine business needs and establish rapport.  Company owners and managers may choose to attend or send a representative. Open Meetings will be conducted the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Wickiup Room on the first floor of the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.
  2. County department staff and other invited agencies like the Clark County Water Reclamation District or Health District will direct the company to the proper agency or department to serve their needs.
  3. Track the company's progress made with the department or agency.
  4. Follow-up to ensure the company received direction that was beneficial and resulted in a complete satisfactory transaction.
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