Las Vegas Raiders
When the Las Vegas Raiders chose Henderson for the team’s headquarters and performance center, the team put Henderson on the map as an attractive location for corporate headquarters. The location in West Henderson is conveniently near the Henderson Executive Airport, thereby highlighting and expanding the Airport’s viability. In addition to creating 250 skilled non-player jobs the Raiders brought a premier pro-sports brand to the city as well as a web of relationships that resulted in more teams choosing Henderson; in just a few years the city has become a pro-sports hub, home to the game and/or training facilities for teams of the AHL, WNBA, NFL and WFL.
The training and game venues for the AHL Silver Knights—the Dollar Loan Center and the Lifeguard Center—are also venues for community recreation, arts and other key functions. And the Lifeguard Center is a centerpiece of Water Street’s vibrant revitalization. The presence of pro sports is also an asset in attracting the kind of young workforce important in future business recruitment and retention. Pro sports are scoring multiple goals for Henderson.