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Henderson’s team of Economic Development officers are here to answer questions, arrange site tours, and welcome you to the community. Send us a message and we will connect you with a personalized team member to serve as your hands-on guide to relocation or expansion.

Our office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed on Fridays)

Economic Development Team

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Jared Smith
Director of Economic Development and Tourism
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Jared Smith is a Certified Economic Developer through the International Economic Development Council. He is the only economic development professional to earn this prestigous recognition currently practicing in the state of Nevada. A 16-year veteran of the industry, Jared has a deep and broad knowledge of Southern Nevada economic development. Prior to assuming leadership of the Henderson team, he served as the COO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance and as Chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Group for Southern Nevada. In 2022 he was named one of the Top 50 Economic Developers in North America by Consultant Connect. Jared’s experience and expertise are critical assets in helping to guide Henderson growth.

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Nick Clason
Economic Development Specialist
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Nick is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute (OUEDI).  Nick brings 7 years of economic development, public policy and research experience to the Henderson Economic Development Team. Nick’s work experience includes working for a local research and consulting firm, the regional economic development organization, and the former Chairman of the US Senate Finance Committee.

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Doug Bene
Economic Development Officer
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Doug Bene has considerable experience in recruiting and retaining primary businesses as well as fostering entrepreneurial activity and small business development.

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Kyle Wagner
Economic Development Officer
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Kyle Wagner has been named one of North America's Top 50 Economic Developers for 2024 by Consultant Connect. Kyle brings over 11 years of economic and workforce development experience from the Southern California market.  This includes positions with Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) where he helped launch the Palm Springs iHub business incubator, the regions first dedicated Small Business Development Center, as well as leading initatives in the renewable energy industry and workforce development for local business.  Kyle also worked at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the third largest public transportation system in the nation, where he launched Workforce Initatives Now in addition to key roles impacting workforce policies, the Business Solutions Center and the Business Interruption Fund.  Kyle earned a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver and a master's degree in Transportation Management from San Jose State University. 

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Elizabeth Lopez
Economic Development Officer
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Mailing Address

City Hall Annex
280 S. Water Street
P.O. Box 95050
MSC 512
Henderson, NV 89015

Phone: (702) 267-1650
Fax: 702-267-1651