NNDA Toolbox

The NNDA Toolbox is a guide for all businesses – startups, existing, expanding, or relocating – in Nevada’s Sierra Region. It provides business-to-business connections to the people and resources to help navigate the opportunities and challenges of doing business in the region.

Public Safety Outage Management (PSOM)

To protect their customers and communities from the risk of wildfires, NV Energy has implemented PSOM in Extreme and Elevated Fire Risk areas of Nevada, including zones within our Sierra Region.


Explore All Nevada Has to Offer Business Eyeing the Silver State

NV Energy provides a host of services and has a variety of tools to help businesses through the decision-making process!




Nevada Secretary of State
Nevada Business Laws and Information.

Nevada Department of Business & Industry (B&I)
The Business Resource Center offers Information, Resources and Tools to start, grow and manage your business in Nevada. B&I offers programs and initiatives to address business needs including small business advocacy, bond programs, access to capital, constituent services, and fraud prevention and education. View or download B&I’s Guide to Starting and Growing a Business in Nevada and Nevada’s Dynamic Business Support System At-a-Glance.

Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR)
The DETR Employment Security Division offers a workforce development program that provides a combination of services and job training to position individuals for success in the workforce. Business engagement activities connect businesses to a qualified workforce and develop employment opportunities for individuals in the workforce.

SilverFlume – Nevada’s Business Portal
The First Stop for Starting and Managing Your Business in Nevada, including a business checklist.

State Business & Workforce Incentives
Available Tax Abatements and Financial Incentives.

Nevada Department of Taxation
Information and Forms for Business Taxes.

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP)
Protecting the Environment for Public Health and a Vibrant Economy
View or download NDEP’s Nevada Guide to Environmental Permits.

Nevada Division of Water Resources (NDWR)
The “Go To Resource for Nevada Water Rights.

City and County Official Websites

Local Business Licensing, Zoning, Permits, Taxes, and Ordinances

Nevada’s Sierra Region…

Great Place to Work, Live & Play!

Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations

Local organizations that represent businesses in a community and provide business-to-business networking opportunities, government relations, advocacy for small businesses, tools and resources for growth and expansion, and outreach to increase the visibility and exposure of their members’ businesses to residents and visitors.


Adams Hub of Carson City
Professional Workspace and Entrepreneur Center to help local and regional entrepreneurs work, learn and grow!  Adams Hub offers programs, training, and mentoring to inspire big ideas and cultivate entrepreneurs and support local businesses.

Biz Assembly™
Whether you need to know how to start a business or you want help with operations, Bis Assembly is here to empower you every step of the way. Attend a monthly Westfield Roundtable session to begin your journey toward starting a small business. These roundtable workshops at Biz Assembly are working sessions that provide you with a confidential, integrated, systematic plan and path toward your successful business launch.

The “Go To” Resource for information about the nationwide rail system and Nevada rail network.

Resources for Nevada businesses contemplating becoming green certified and for organizations considering becoming a green business program.

Nevada Builders Alliance (NBA)
Nevada’s largest state-wide professional organization representing the construction industry and all affiliated sectors. NBA offers services and workforce development programs to support the construction industry, a positive business environment, and a strong statewide economy.

Nevada Business Women’s Center
The organizations works to enhance the economic self-sufficiency and quality of life of low- and moderate-income individuals through entrepreneurial training, technical assistance, and access to loans for new and expanding businesses throughout Nevada.

Nevada Industry Excellence (NVIE)
Nevada’s Leader in Industrial Consulting and “go to” resource for ensuring Nevada industry is resilient and leads the world in innovation.

Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Procurement Outreach Program (PTAC, POP*)
The Nevada PTAC, POP*, which is under the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), provides FREE procurement technical assistance to eligible Nevada for-profit businesses, especially small businesses, in their pursuit of local, state, and federal government contracting, subcontracting, and other select opportunities, inside and outside of Nevada. Many businesses consider the idea of selling their services and/or products to the government much too complicated and overwhelming. The Nevada PTAC, POP* helps simplify the process and cut through the red tape, connecting Nevada businesses with lucrative opportunities.


Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
The Northern Nevada SCORE Chapter provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL mentoring to entrepreneurs working to start or grow an existing business and offers relevant webinars.

Sierra Region Certified Sites
Turnkey Industrial Properties Reduce Risk and Streamline Due Diligence.

Southwest Gas
Natural Gas Services & Energy Management Resources.

Preparing Nevada start-ups for early stage capital, StartUpNV enables startups statewide to take scalable business ideas from beta / minimum viable product (MVP) into revenue-producing businesses, and then prepare them to connect with early stage investors.

The Nevada Business Environmental Program (BEP)
Going Green Can Be Profitable!  Based in the UNR College of Business, BEP provides smart environmental problem -solving beginning with Free and Confidential assistance. The BEP team of experienced consultants has been helping businesses throughout Nevada improve their environmental compliance and business efficiency for over 30 years.

U.S. Commercial Service – International Trade Administration
The premier resource and key partner for U.S. companies competing in the global marketplace. U.S. export services available.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA connects entrepreneurs with lenders and funding to help them plan, start and grow their business. It is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

Women, Minority and Veteran Business Assistance
Various non-profit, professional business groups and facilitators are available for women, minorities and veteran business owners and entrepreneurs.

Nevada Small Business Development Center (NV SBDC)
Nevada Small Business Development Center is a statewide resource for business assistance, providing a unique array of services, expertise and training in all areas including starting, growth, and development of a business. Information and guidance in understanding and complying with environmental regulations is also available. Nevada SBDC provides FREE and Confidential professional counseling to small business owners and prospective small business owners.


Western Nevada College (WNC)

Your opportunity to earn one of the industry-recognized credentials that Nevada employers want from their new hires. WNC has served the region for nearly fifty years and is home to the only International Mechatronics Certificate Program in the Western U.S.  A public community college, its main campus is in Carson City with satellite campuses in Fallon and Minden. There are also WNC instruction centers in Dayton, Fernley, Hawthorne, Lake Tahoe, Lovelock, Smith Valley, and Yerington.

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It provides funding to qualified service providers who work directly with a diverse population of individuals who are seeking employment, skills upgrading, or who are entering the workforce for the first time. The organization believes that a strong workforce is the key to a vibrant and diverse economy.

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Nevada JobConnect

This statewide network oversees and provides workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Nevada. For employers, Nevada JobConnect offers recruiting, retention, training and retraining, and outplacement services, as well as valuable information on labor law and labor market statistics. For job seekers, Nevada JobConnect offers career development information, job search resources, training programs, and, as appropriate, unemployment benefits. While targeted populations receive intensive assistance to overcome barriers to employment, all Nevadans can benefit from the services offered by Nevada JobConnect and its network of workforce partners.

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R.O.A.D.S. Program

Realizing Opportunities for the American Dream to Succeed (R.O.A.D.S.) is a workforce development program designed to move low wage workers in Carson City into high paying jobs with local employers. It provides an opportunity for economic stability to qualified individuals through four in-demand certification programs at Western Nevada College: Manufacturing, Information Technology, Health Care, and Construction.

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