NLV Connector will provide free guidance and resources to community for post-COVID recovery and growth
The City of North Las Vegas will open an innovative, first-of-its-kind Small Business Connector to help businesses launch and expand, to provide low-cost loans to entrepreneurs and to connect job seekers with employers.
This innovative one-stop shop will be conveniently located inside North Las Vegas City Hall, where clients can get a business license, register with the Secretary of State, meet with the City’s Economic Development team, apply for a permit or myriad other business services, all in one location.
The NLV Connector will be the first in Nevada to have an Employ NV Business Hub located inside a City Hall.
“By offering a host of resources under one roof, we are making it even easier for small businesses to succeed in North Las Vegas,“ Mayor John Lee said. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and will drive Southern Nevada’s post-pandemic recovery.”
Partners in the NLV Connector include UNLV’s Small Business Development Center, which will provide business owners free expertise on how to start and grow a business; Access Community Capital, which will provide small business owners and startup entrepreneurs low-cost business loans, with a focus on women, veteran and minority-owned leaders; and the Employ NV Business Hub, which connects job seekers and employers, and supports expanding companies with on-the-job training for new hires.
Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the NLV Connector is part of the City’s ongoing COVID response to assist workers, families, and businesses impacted by the global pandemic through the smart and effective use of federal aid within the community.
What: Ribbon cutting for the new North Las Vegas Small Business Connector
When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11 a.m.
Where: North Las Vegas City Hall, main entrance courtyard, 2250 Las Vegas Blvd. N., North Las Vegas, NV 89030
- John Lee, Mayor of North Las Vegas
- Jaime Cruz, Workforce Connections Executive Director
- Dr. Bo Bernhard, UNLV Interim Vice President of Economic Development
- Nic Steele, Access Community Capital Executive Director
- Amanda Payan, North 5th Brewing Co. Owner