A Magnet For Magnates
In Good Company
Located in one of the top 10 states in which to do business – according to Chief Executive magazine – Henderson’s diverse economy continues to benefit from both its strategic location as well as its inclusion in the Las Vegas metropolitan statistical area. Some of the nation’s best-known names in business have established facilities in Henderson – including Toyota Financial Services, Unilever, Barclays, 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 bolster an already-robust business community in Henderson.
Look Who’s Here
Talking about Business in Henderson
The City of Henderson Economic Development team was instrumental in helping guide VadaTech through the logistical processes of local government and planning offices. They helped make the construction of our new corporate headquarters and our grand opening event a great success. We are very thankful for their leadership and support.
We’re a small company and we are very sensitive to our employees’ needs. We came to Henderson because this is where our people wanted to live. The City of Henderson’s Economic Development Division were instrumental in getting [a specific sales tax deferment program] set up. They helped walk us through it. Henderson, in particular, went out of their way to work with us to make it appetizing to come here.
President & Co-Founder
Roseman University of Health Sciences
When Roseman University of Health Sciences was founded in 1999 as the Nevada College of Pharmacy, we chose Henderson as our home. Our remarkable growth over the past 15 years was due in part to the support of the city and the outstanding local medical community that collectively strives to improve the quality of life for all Southern Nevadans. As we continue to expand our academic programs, research endeavors, and patient care services throughout the region, we are confident in Henderson’s Economic Development Division and their continued support.
CEO and Senior Provost
Touro University Nevada
Touro University Nevada is proud to call Henderson home and we could not be more proud to be a part of this remarkable community. City officials and Chamber of Commerce members have been wonderful partners with Touro and have significantly helped our university grow and thrive. Being located within the Henderson community has been an important factor in many of our students’ decisions to come to Touro for their education. Once they arrive, they find it to be a warm, caring, and welcoming community and many continue to call Henderson home after completing their studies.
Owner & General Manager
Emerald Island Casino
As casino owner’s in Downtown Henderson, we can give you a hundred reasons why the Downtown area is a great place to do business. We will start with just one. The community support is unmatched by any other area in the valley. The City of Henderson leaders and support staff have always engaged us about our business from the day we opened our door to present and the support we receive from all the surrounding businesses in the area is incredible. For over 16 years, we have met with and still meet on a weekly or monthly basis with City leaders regarding continual improvements of the Downtown Henderson area. We also meet with MANY other business owners in the area such as ourselves, to come up with ways to improve on an already great business district.
Former Henderson Site Director
Barclays first year in Henderson has been a tremendous success. We appreciate the support and level of engagement from both the local community and the state of Nevada. The location, economic environment, and access to a ready and capable workforce were all key considerations in choosing Henderson
Headquarters & Global Finance
With companies like Barclays, Toyota Financial Services and Charles Schwab operating here, Henderson has the ideal workforce for the financial sector. Whether you are looking to establish regional, national or international offices, Henderson gives you a global advantage with more than 6 million conventioneers coming to the region each year.
Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics
Centrally located between five major markets, Henderson is a major hub for shipping and logistics. New interstate connectivity and expansive land offerings of West Henderson, paired with an educated and capable labor force, create a fruitful business climate for manufacturing and logistics.
Healthcare & Life Sciences
With the recent addition of innovative new hospitals and cutting-edge medical research and education facilities such as Spectrum Pharmaceutical, Touro University, Roseman University of Health Sciences, and the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, Henderson is emerging as a premier medical region.
HOSPITALITY, TOURISM & RETAIL
In a region already known for its strong presence in the hospitality, tourism, and retail industries, Henderson is a magnet for convention and resort opportunities as well as corporate meeting and adventure travel.
A growing number of relocating companies and entrepreneurs in Henderson have made their mark on the technology industry, including national names such as Vadatech and K2 Energy. Industry growth combined with investment from higher education has resulted in a large technologically-savvy local workforce.
WOOING THE BEST TO THE WEST
With tens of thousands of people moving into the Las Vegas valley over the past decade, Southern Nevada’s economy continues to grow and diversify. It is estimated that nearly 15% of new residents come to the area already possessing professional, management, or technical skills. A population of over one million people lives within a 45-minute commute of Henderson-area business parks, allowing the opportunity for Henderson-based business to attract employees for all positions and skill levels. The largest age groups for Henderson residents are 25-54 year-olds, representing 41.7% of the city’s population (2008-2012 US Census Bureau ACS). This indicates Henderson possesses a high percentage of workforce-age population and continues to attract more.
WHERE HIGHER EDUCATION IS A SMART MOVE
Demand for highly-trained technical and professional staff is critical to employee recruitment and retention. The City of Henderson has emerged as a hub for higher education institutions which provides employers an excellent opportunity to attract and develop key staff.
Nine higher education institutions have established themselves in Henderson to meet the needs of future workforces. These institutions – as well as the emergence of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) as a leading research institution – are contributing to the community’s skilled workforce.
This education-driven boom has led to close and mutually beneficial collaboration between institutions and industries alike. One such example is Las Vegas HEALS, which has been instrumental in forging strategic alliances among Nevada State College in Henderson, Touro University, Roseman University of Health Sciences, and local health care professionals and organizations. Leading the charge in education, government, and business partnerships, the City of Henderson, Nevada State College, the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development created the state’s first Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) urban test site. The Henderson Unmanned Vehicle Range (HUVR) at Nevada State College offers commercial UAS designers and operators a designated location where they can safely and accurately test their aircraft. HUVR was originally created to encourage the integration of drones into air traffic systems, and continues to offer businesses and students access to a leading drone testing location.
PLANTING THE SEEDS OF COMMUNITY
Located adjacent to Las Vegas, Henderson made a name for itself in the 1990’s as the fastest-growing city in the nation. In fact, Henderson – known for its master-planned communities and high-quality of living – has been at the forefront of Nevada’s growth spurt, exploding from just 60,000 people in 1990 to currently over 300,000. That figure would make Henderson the 14th largest city in the state of California – larger than such cities as Irvine, Glendale and San Bernardino. In addition, there are more than one million people in the workforce within a 45-minute commute shed of Henderson-area business parks. Henderson covers over 100 square miles of the southeast Las Vegas valley.
FROM EXPANDING SKYLINE TO BRIGHTENING HORIZONS
With a diversifying economy and a maturing population, the future for Henderson and the entire Southern Nevada market is bright indeed. According to the United States Census Bureau, the population of Henderson in 2017 was 307,928, a number expected to reach 330,495 by 2020 (Source: City of Henderson Community Development & Services, September 2014). In Henderson, 41.7% of the city’s population falls within the 25-54 year old age range and, at $64,489, the city continues to have the highest median household income in the Las Vegas Valley (2009-2013 American Community Survey, 5-year estimates). Home to 9 colleges and universities, Henderson has a higher percentage of high school and college graduates compared to other major incorporated cities in the Las Vegas MSA.