Why Henderson is the Las Vegas Valley Address for Success

Nevada's tax environment (including corporate or personal income tax) makes it continually one of the most-business friendly states in the nation.

Henderson is becoming a hub for business in the Southwest, conveniently located between five major markets (Los Angeles, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego and San Francisco).

Known for its master-planned communities and high-quality of living, Henderson leads Nevada cities in income per capita and education levels of its residents. It was also named one of America's Safest Cities by Money magazine. Henderson is just 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and 10 minutes from McCarran International Airport, the nation’s seventh busiest airport.

Henderson has been at the front of Nevada's growth spurt, growing from just 60,000 to more than 270,000 today. By the end of the year 2025, nearly 400,000 residents are expected to call Henderson home. Henderson's population would qualify it as the 14th largest city in the state of California, larger than such cities as Irvine, Glendale and San Bernardino.

Business Information


Click here to view the City of Henderson Economic Development Strategy

Henderson is pro-business!

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 10 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, Unilever, Barclaycard, Levi Strauss and Ocean Spray – as their leaders have recognized the pro-business environment Henderson offers. Premier hotel properties, such as Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort, and Green Valley Ranch Resort, also add to the business mix in Henderson.

Additional business climate acclaim for Nevada, the Las Vegas metropolitan area and Henderson include the following:

  • The 2014 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 more than 300 cities nationwide.
  • The Tax Foundation (2015 data), indicates Nevada still among top 10 states http://taxfoundation.org/article/2015-state-business-tax-climate-index.
  • CEO Magazine still ranks Nevada among top 10 states:  http://chiefexecutive.net/best-worst-states-business/
  • WalletHub ranked Henderson No. 94 of the 150 most populated U.S. cities for the best city to start a business in May 2015.  No. 108 for “Access to Resources” and No. 40 for “Business Environment.” https://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-to-start-a-business/2281/
  • When Law Street Media released their Top Ten Safest cities in November 2014, Henderson was ranked fifth and was the only Nevada city in the ranking, http://lawstreetmedia.com/crime-america-2015-top-10-safest-cities-200000/

Industry Targets

Headquarters & Global Finance

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.

Healthcare & Life Sciences

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.


With 12 higher educational institutions located in Henderson and training potential employees, computer and information services companies find resources available in Henderson to help them succeed.

Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics

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. In addition, our location makes sense for manufacturing and logistics.