Clark County

Established

1909

Population

2.25 Million

 

Total Budget

$6.5 Billion

Square Miles

8,000

With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark County, is the nation’s 14th-largest county. Clark County's population accounts for 70% of the state of Nevada.

Clark County employs more than 10,000 people over 38 departments. The County is known for its strong ending-fund balance, overall financial strength, and an investment-quality credit rating. In the past year, Clark County has seen more than $315 million in new investments, creating over 720 new jobs. Clark County is governed by a seven-member County Commission, elected from geographic districts on a partisan basis for staggered four-year terms. Commissioners biennially elect a chairperson who serves as the Commission’s presiding officer. The Commission, in turn, hires a county manager who is responsible for administrative operations. Clark County, formed in 1909, is named for Sen. William Andrews Clark, who established the railroad that linked Los Angeles with Salt Lake City.

Quick Facts


Mission: To provide responsible, progressive, and results-oriented government that is responsive, accessible, and accountable to our citizens, ensuring their right to cost-effective and open government.

Employees: 10,000+

Website: clarkcountynv.gov

County Leadership


Steve Sisolak, Commissioner Chairman

Chris Giunchigliani, Vice Chair

Susan Brager, Commissioner

Larry Brown, Commissioner

James B. Gibson, Commissioner

Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Commissioner

Lawrence Weekly, Commissioner

Yolanda King, County Manager

 

Economic Development


Clark County’s Economic Development Office (CCEDO) is operated out of the County’s Comprehensive Planning Department. Specifically, the office works on building relationships with prospective business clients through facilitating positive interactions and experiences within comprehensive planning and other county departments such as zoning and building requirements. The office works with other local agencies and the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) in order to help provide and determine any needs-based requirements the client may have, as well as possible incentives that may be offered to promote a new business or relocation of the existing business to the county.

Unincorporated Clark County

2,018

Average Elevation

$52.5K

Median Income

518,600

Labor Force

44.6%

of total Clark County Population

Clark County provides extensive regional services to 2.25 million citizens and 45.5 million visitors a year including housing the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services, and Nevada’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated areas including fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

McCarran International Airport, located in Clark County, is the 8th-busiest airport in the country, offering direct access to hundreds of cities across the world. This assures businesses have access to their customers and markets, making Clark County an attractive place to invest. Clark County is the most populous of Nevada’s 17 counties with 2.25 million residents and 70 percent of the state’s population.

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