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Strategic Programs & Incentives for Economic Growth

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) oversees a comprehensive suite of programs dedicated to fostering state economic growth. These initiatives, notable for their broad scope and strategic focus, effectively serve businesses and entrepreneurs looking to thrive here in the Silver State.

Innovation Based Economic Development

Innovation-Based Economic Development (IBED) encompasses five core elements: increasing research capacity, commercializing research, fostering entrepreneurship, increasing access to capital, and building a technically skilled workforce.
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Nevada Main Street

Nevada Main Street is a holistic approach to downtown revitalization that includes historic preservation, community development, beautification, and economic vitality.  It supports business creation and retention to create and sustain healthy and economically vibrant communities, with a primary focus on…
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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The CDBG Program allocates funds to projects aimed at developing suitable living environments, providing decent housing, and creating economic opportunities in rural areas.
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Project SANDI at its core solves for workers, employers, students, and educational providers.
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Workforce Innovations for a New Nevada (WINN)

WINN represents the first workforce development training program of its kind in Nevada and is a commitment to businesses to arm them with the skilled employees that they need.
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Nevada APEX Accelerator

Many businesses consider the idea of selling their services and/or products to the government much too complicated and overwhelming. In today’s marketplace, the government could become your best customer. Nevada APEX Accelerator helps simplify the process and cut through the…
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Emerging Small Business (ESB)

The Emerging Small Business (ESB) certification program was created in 2014 to encourage the development and growth of small businesses in Nevada.
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Nevada State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

These programs through their “evergreen status” enable the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) to earn returns that are being recycled to benefit Nevada’s small businesses.
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Office of Entrepreneurship

By elevating entrepreneurial opportunities, and reducing barriers to business growth, all Nevadans can realize the right to start their own business in fulfillment of the American dream. As stated by Governor Lombardo, “Nevada is ready to partner”, for your business…
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Film Nevada

The Film Nevada division which operates within the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), meets the needs of hundreds of productions annually, fielding questions in all realms of the entertainment industry; from film and television to music and other multimedia…
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As an integral part of the State of Nevada, Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED), our mission is to propel the Silver State to new heights by focusing on the intersecting realms of healthcare, research & development, education, and infrastructure.
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Rural Economic & Community Development

The Rural Community and Economic Development Division of Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is tasked with promoting and facilitating community development throughout rural Nevada.
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Workforce Development

Workforce development in Nevada, as a strategic approach to economic advancement, aims to bolster the state's economic stability and prosperity by emphasizing individuals over businesses.
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International Trade

GOED offers a variety of programs and assistance to both Nevada and international businesses to expand trade.
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