Economy

Henderson's economy continues to boom, attract national acclaim
Henderson's economy - represented by a diversified group of industries - continues to benefit from its location inside Nevada (considered by Chief Executive magazine among the top 5 states in which to do business) as well as inclusion in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Predominant business sectors in Henderson include: finance, insurance and real estate firms, retail, education, health and social services. Some of the nation's best-known names in business have established facilities in Henderson - including Amica, Levi Strauss and Ocean Spray - as their leaders have recognized the pro-business environment Henderson offers. Premier hotel properties, such as Loews, and Green Valley Ranch Resort, also make up the economic mix in Henderson.

Other business climate acclaim for Nevada, the Las Vegas metropolitan area and Henderson include:
  • The 2010 Kosmont-Rose Cost of Doing Business Survey rated Henderson as a "Very Low Cost City," analyzing six types of taxes including business license levies, property tax, sales tax and utility taxes in over 400 cities nationwide.
  • The Tax Foundation ranked Nevada among the top 10 states with the most business-friendly tax systems in Fiscal Year 2011.
  • Fortune Small Business identified Henderson as one of the Top 100 cities in America to live and launch a business in 2008.
Growth Industries

Administrative, Back Office and Regional Headquarters Offices
Henderson provides a unique location - with easy and affordable transportation - for conducting business for international, national and regional companies and/or offices. Nearby McCarran International Airport is ranked among the top 10 busiest airports in the nation.

Medical
With the recent addition of new, modern hospitals and new cutting edge medical research and education facilities such as Touro University, the Medical Education & Research Institute of Nevada (MERIN) and the Nevada Cancer Institute, Southern Nevada is emerging as a premier medical region.

Computer & Information Services
With 13 higher educational institutions located in Henderson and training potential employees, computer and information services companies find resources available in Henderson to help them succeed.

Research & Development
In today's knowledge driven economy, labor force skills are a key business climate factor. Henderson's focus on building its higher educational system is a strong fit for companies conducting research and development.

Financial
Henderson is an attractive location for financial institutions because of the area's growth as well as its business-friendly tax structure. Niche institutions - such as Industrial Loan Banks - also benefit from Nevada's industrial bank charter options.

Furniture Mart Suppliers & Related Services
Open to trade in 2005, the World Market Center - located minutes from Henderson in downtown Las Vegas - is the largest new home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom complex in the Western United States. Henderson is the ideal location for companies taking advantage of the opportunities provided by the World Market Center.

Education & Training
Labor force skills, including on-going training of existing employees, are becoming increasingly important in the knowledge economy. Henderson is the ideal location for educational services that reach beyond the traditional higher education model.