Helping Nevada’s small businesses succeed

Nevada’s small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy… Small businesses employ 42 percent of Nevadans and account for 91 percent of all employers in the state… Our communities thrive when our small businesses are strong…

There are currently 71,800 minority-owned and 23,000 veteran-owned small businesses in Nevada. In addition, more than 40 percent of Nevada’s small businesses are women-owned. The State of Women-Owned Businesses report found that, in the past 10 years, Nevada’s women-owned businesses have enjoyed the nation’s biggest growth in the number of firms, employment and revenues…

… a lack of support is still holding many women- and minority-owned businesses back. Las Vegas alone is home to 75,600 women-owned businesses, but only about 270 of them have initiated the process to compete for federal contracts that are awarded specifically to women. We need to support mentoring and counseling programs, equal access to financial capital and ensure that the federal government is doing its part to promote diversity within the business community.

Source: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), op ed, Las Vegas Review-Journal, May 13, 2018, p. 3E

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