Economic Development

Historic DowntownMaintaining a thriving business community is a priority for the City of Boulder City.  Small businesses are an important part of our community contributing significantly to the local economy.   We are passionate and committed to assisting in the success of our businesses.  

The City’s Economic Development Coordinator, Raffi Festekjian, serves as the business services liaison and is your go-to resource for all things business in Boulder City.  He will connect you to the resources you need to grow your existing business or to get started with a new business.  A few examples are provided below:

  • Business Processes
  • Business Recruitment
  • Business Retention
  • Government Regulations
  • Redevelopment Agency Funding
  • Workforce Development

Contact the City's Economic Development Coordinator if you are interested in locating or expanding your business in the City of Boulder City: email Raffi Festekjian at or call 702-293-9393.


Boulder City Small Resource Guide

This quick reference guide by the City shows how to get a business started in Boulder City.

Boulder City Chamber of

The Chamber’s mission is to promote business and commerce for the Boulder City area through leadership in economic, political, and social development.  The majority of Chamber work focuses on attracting visitors to Boulder City and encouraging them to patronize local businesses, services and attractions offered by its members.  

Nevada Small Business Development Center (SBDC):

Nevada SBDC guides and assists Nevadans looking to start and grow businesses, with objectives to increase business starts, create and retain jobs, and increase access to capital.  One-on-one counseling services are free and confidential.  Nevada SBDC also offers and coordinates a wide range of workshops and courses in collaboration with public and private entities.       


For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free business mentoring and education.   They can assist in writing a business plan, marketing, exporting, e-commerce, and strategic planning.     

State of Nevada Department of Business & Industry:

The Department of Business and Industry is a cabinet level agency in Nevada state government.  Their objective is to encourage and promote the development and growth of business and to ensure the legal operation of business in order to protect consumers by maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration continues to help small business owners  and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream.  The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital and contracting expertise.      

Nevada Grow powered by College of Southern Nevada:

NV Grow is a State of Nevada small business initiative customized for Southern Nevada’s existing businesses. NV Grow gives entrepreneurs access to business peer learning groups, where activities include roundtables with a diverse array of companies, group discussions, and mentoring. Nevada Grow models the concept of Economic Gardening – connecting entrepreneurs to essential data, marketing, and business intelligence resources – to help companies build capacity and produce jobs.

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