With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark County, is the nation’s 11th-largest county. Clark County's population accounts for 70% of the state of Nevada.
Clark County employs more than 10,000 people over 38 departments. The County is known for its strong ending-fund balance, overall financial strength, and an investment-quality credit rating. In the past year, Clark County has seen more than $315 million in new investments, creating over 720 new jobs. Clark County is governed by a seven-member County Commission, elected from geographic districts on a partisan basis for staggered four-year terms. Commissioners biennially elect a chairperson who serves as the Commission’s presiding officer. The Commission, in turn, hires a county manager who is responsible for administrative operations. Clark County, formed in 1909, is named for Sen. William Andrews Clark, who established the railroad that linked Los Angeles with Salt Lake City.
Mission: To provide responsible, progressive, and results-oriented government that is responsive, accessible, and accountable to our citizens, ensuring their right to cost-effective and open government.
James B. Gibson, Commissioner Chairman
Justin Jones, Vice Chair
Michael Naft, Commissioner
Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Commissioner
Ross Miller, Commissioner
William McCurdy II, Commissioner
Tick Segerblom, Commissioner
Yolanda King, County Manager
The Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) is the primary resource for new, established, and prospective businesses interested in investing, expanding, or relocating to Clark County, Nevada. With a dedicated team of experts, OCED provides businesses and developers with the answers, tools, and resources needed to start a new project or expand an existing business. Home to 2.3 million residents, Clark County covers roughly 8,000 square miles and is the 11th-largest county in the nation. Committed to enhancing and supporting the economic viability of the unincorporated areas of Clark County and advancing inclusive, sustainable growth, OCED is building awareness of the economic opportunities and “bright beyond the lights” of Las Vegas.
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Clark County provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 42.5 million visitors a year including housing the nation’s 10th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services, and Nevada’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated areas including fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.
Harry Reid International Airport, located in Clark County, is the 10th-busiest airport in the country, offering direct access to hundreds of cities across the world. This assures businesses have access to their customers and markets, making Clark County an attractive place to invest. Clark County is the most populous of Nevada’s 17 counties with 2.3 million residents and 70 percent of the state’s population.
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