Economic Development

The Nevada Department of Agriculture works with NV Energy, The Small Business Administration, The Governor's Office of Economic Development, and Regional Development Authorities to support economic growth in Nevada. Our team is here to support Nevada food and agriculture businesses with expansions and to work with entities from other states and countries to consider Nevada as a place to relocate or expand their business to.

Business Startup:

NV Energy is a leader in economic development and works closely with the Nevada Department of Agriculture to support business expansions and relocations. For an in-depth guide on what a business needs to do when starting up in Nevada, select the following link: 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a huge resource for businesses and offers financial assistance, free counseling, advice, and information on starting or expanding a business. Select the following link to learn about the programs SBA has to offer small businesses.

    State Tax and Incentives:

    Nevada boasts having one of the most friendly business tax climates in the United States. Nevada has no personal state income tax, no unitary tax, no corporate income tax, no inventory tax, no estate and/or gift tax, no franchise tax, no inheritance tax, and no special intangible tax. Even without having all these taxes, companies can still qualify for additional tax abatements and incentives for moving their business to Nevada. To learn more about this tax friendly environment and qualifications to receive additional tax benefits, visit: 

    Procurement Outreach: This program, managed by the Governor's Office of Economic Development, works to increase the flow of contract dollars to Nevada businesses by providing the necessary training and technical assistance to find, bid on and acquire federal, state and local contracts. For more information please visit:

    Rural Community Development:  This program, managed by the Governor's Office of Economic Development, promotes and facilitates community development throughout rural Nevada-through the Community Development Block Grant program. For more information please visit: