The LVGEA offers businesses a number of services to support start-ups, moves or expansions in the Las Vegas market and provides continuing support to businesses located in the Las Vegas metro. As the state-sanctioned regional economic development authority and a community supported nonprofit entity, we offer our economic development services free of charge. The following are a snapshot of our services offered.

Client Services

LVGEA has a professional staff dedicated to answering any questions that may arise as you consider starting up, expanding, or relocating your business to Southern Nevada.

Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)

LVGEA is the grantee for Foreign Trade Zone 89, a program that allows firms to bring foreign goods or raw materials for manufacturing and/or assembling into the United States without formal customs entry or payment of customs duties and government excise taxes until products leave the zone.

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Permitting and Licensing Assistance

LVGEA offers expertise in swiftly navigating relevant state and local business permitting and licensing requirements.

Market Information and Research

The LVGEA Community and Economic Research Council (CERC) conducts custom research and offers market comparisons. LVGEA also offers custom-tailored community familiarization tours for business executives seeking to see what Southern Nevada offers as a place to operate a business, buy a home, and raise a family.

Business Retention and Expansion

LVGEA, in collaboration with a broad coalition of government and utility partners, conducts ongoing business checkups through our BizCONNECT program. These checkups troubleshoot problems, help make connections to suppliers, realize potential expansion opportunities and provide other assistance for businesses located in Southern Nevada. Learn more about BizCONNECT!


LVGEA offers advocacy and know-how in crafting applications for state-based incentives to assist firms in relocating or expanding in Southern Nevada.


LVGEA offers assistance in finding a qualified workforce, including assistance with applications for grants and other available workforce training funds.

Business Services

LVGEA offers assistance in finding legal, real estate, accounting, insurance, EB-5 assistance, banking, and other professional local business service providers.

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