Financial Resources

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT REVENUE BONDS

The Department of Business and Industry administers the state's share of bonding authority for the issuance of tax-exempt private activity bonds to ensure the full utilization of tax-exempt bonding authority, as well as coordinating the allocation of bonding authority between competing state and local interests in a fair and equitable manner. More information.

SILVER STATE OPPORTUNITIES FUND

As part of the Nevada Capital Investment Corporation program, the Silver State Opportunities Fund is operated by private equity fund managers who work with capital investment firms to invest in select companies and innovative businesses that will assist in the state's efforts to grow and diversify Nevada's economic base. More information.

NEVADA MICROENTERPRISE INITIATIVE

The program helps address and enhance the economic self-sufficiency and quality of life of low- to moderate-income individuals through entrepreneurial training and access to loans for news and expanding businesses. More information

NEVADA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

This statewide resource for business assistance through the University of Nevada provides a mix of services, expertise and training for starting, operating and expanding a business. The center, with 11 locations throughout the state, also provides data about the economy, business environment and population demographics, as well as information and guidance for complying with environmental regulations. More information.

STATE SMALL BUSINESS CREDIT INITIATIVE

The $13.8 million fund assists with the growth of small and micro-enterprise businesses. More information.

CATALYST FUND

Created in 2011, Nevada’s Catalyst Fund incentivizes the expansion or relocation of businesses that will quickly result in the creation of high-quality, primary jobs in Nevada. This fund offers a tool to Regional Development Authorities to assist their efforts to close deals with viable companies that will enhance the state’s economic sectors and offer stable jobs with good pay and benefits. More information.

NEVADA NEW MARKETS JOBS ACT

The purpose of the act is to encourage capital investment in low-income communities and create new jobs in Nevada. The Nevada New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program is an alternative financing complement to conventional capital sources and is patterned after the Federal NMTC Program. More information.

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LOAN PROGRAMS  

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of financial assistance programs for small businesses that have been specifically designed to meet key financing needs, including debt financing, surety bonds, and equity financing. The programs are many and varied, and the qualifications for each are specific. SBA can help facilitate a loan for with a third party lender, guarantee a bond, or help find venture capital. More information.   

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