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1 The Boulder City Economic Vitality Commission welcomes you to Boulder City Starting a business here is quite simple. This informational packet will walk you through the process, step by step. The Economic Vitality Commission’s mission statement is to be a partnership between business and government in order to provide and promote a healthy economic climate in Boulder City. It is a collaborative effort between the City of Boulder City and the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce. Our vision is to simplify your process and create a “user-friendly” approach to starting your business in our neighborhood. We want to see you succeed and become an asset to our community. Please feel free to contact the EVC Navigator who’s card is attached to this folder. They will be happy to assist you with any questions, concerns, or comments you might have.

2 Guide to Starting a Business in Boulder City

3 Table of Contents 1. Labor Characteristics 2. Utilities 3. Quality of Life 4. Business Licensing Guide 5. Permits & Zoning 6. Redevelopment Agency

4 Boulder City, Nevada is home of the State's number one tourist attraction, Hoover Dam and now the O’Callahgan-Tillman Bridge. This is a wholesome, family-oriented community, with a significant retirement sector, that takes pride in its low crime rate and high-quality police and fire protection. We are ideally located between the entertainment and excitement of Las Vegas and Henderson, and the recreation paradise of the National Lake Mead Recreation Area, containing North America's largest man-made lake. Even though Boulder City is controlled by a slow-growth ordinance and therefore remains a small community, we host many large events. Art in the Park and Spring Jamboree are two of the largest events in Boulder City drawing nearly 100,000 guests to our quaint town. You'll never find a dull weekend, as there is always something happening. The attractions and recreational opportunities have put Boulder City on the International map. Bootleg Canyon is world renowned for its amazing and extreme mountain biking. It is home to an exciting zip line, soaring visitors over the breathtaking views of Bootleg Canyon and Hemenway Park and Valley. If visitors look really hard while sailing through the air, they might spot one of the many bighorn Sheep lying on the cool grass of Hemenway Park. Boulder City’s friendly atmosphere and enjoyable pace really gives you a sense of down home charm. We would love to have you join us for a relaxing stroll through Old Town, play a challenging game of golf at one of the golf courses, do a little shopping in the business corridor, or enjoy an appetizing meal at a favorite restaurant. No matter what mood you arrive in, Boulder City will bring a smile to your face and will draw you back time and time again.

5 Labor Characteristics Population Boulder City16,208 Average Annual Growth Rate Last 10 Years1.6% Clark County1,996,542 Demographics Median Household Income$60,995 Household income in Excess of $75K37% Median Value of a House in Boulder City$175,500 Percentage of House Exceeding $200k33% Single Family Dwellings60% Median Age of Residents47 Age of Adults 65+35% Major Employers Clark County School DistrictEldorado Energy Bureau of ReclamationBoulder City Hospital National Park ServiceRocky Research City of Boulder CityPapilion Helicopters Information derived from the Las Vegas Perspective, 30 th Annual Edition

6 Labor Characteristics continued Age Under 18 17% 18 to 247% 25 to 349% 35 to 449% 45 to 5415% 55 to 6417% 65 and Over25% Average Age45.2 Median Age50.1 Education Less than 9th grade 3% Some High School, No Diploma8% High School Graduate (or GED)31% Some college, No Degree28% Associate Degree7% Bachelor’s Degree12% Master’s Degree7% Professional School Degree 1% Race/Ethnicity White89% Hispanic/Latino7% Black/African American1% Asian1% American Indian/Alaska Native1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0% Other or More than One race2% Information derived from the Las Vegas Perspective, 30 th Annual Edition

7 Utilities Municipal ownership and an advantageous location near Hoover Dam, one of the world’s largest hydroelectric power plants, offer the community comparatively low utility rates. Combined billing includes water, trash, sewage disposal and electricity. Average Monthly Residential Utility Cost: Electric power$159.23Solid Waste Disposal$13.11 Natural Gas$46.43Water$37.50 Sewer$17.80 Electric Power The City of Boulder City owns its own electrical utility with rates substantially lower than anywhere else in Southern Nevada. This fact is primarily due to a longstanding agreement to buy power from Hoover Dam. Municipal Water Boulder City owns its own water distribution facility with rates considerably lower than any other municipality in Southern Nevada. Electric/Water/Sewer/Trash(702) Telephone and Internet Providers Century Link (702) Cox Communications (702) *Boulder City Chamber of Commerce

8 Quality of Life State Taxes Nevada tax laws are among the most advantageous in the U.S. There are no corporate income, personal income, inheritance, franchise, intangibles, capital stock, chain store receipts, inheritance, gift, goods in transit, inventories or bank shares taxes. Nevada’s Freeport law exempts all materials and goods stored for later shipment. - Boulder City Chamber of Commerce Living Expenses The ACCRA Cost of Living Index measures relative price for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and non- metropolitan, equals 100, and each participant’s index read as a percentage of the average for all places. Groceries Housing Utilities Transportation Health Care Misc. Goods Employment Status Employed 47% Not in Labor Force47% Unemployed5% Information derived from the Las Vegas Perspective, 30 th Annual Edition

9 Business Licensing Checklist Step One – Zoning & Permits These are the suggested steps along with a listing and a brief description of each of the forms and filings necessary for business operations in Boulder City Nevada. Insure you are familiar with all of the following: ZONING ORDINANCES To insure that you in a location zoned for your type of business, check the city and county ordinances before signing any lease. For home-based business, verify if Home Occupation Permit is required. City of Boulder City Community Development 401 California Avenue Boulder City, NV 89005(702)

10 Permits and Planning Zoning Frequently Asked Questions The Community Development Department of Boulder City has divisions consisting of Planning and Zoning,Planning and Zoning Building InspectionBuilding Inspection and Code Enforcement, Redevelopment and Urban Design. Community Development is alsoCode EnforcementRedevelopment and Urban Design responsible for the Strategic Plan of Boulder City and the Comprehensive Master Plan. HOW DO I FIND THE ZONING OF A PROPERTY? The City’s zoning maps are not yet online. (The information on the County’s website is NOT for Boulder City zoning). In the meantime, please call the Community Development Department at (702) to obtain the zoning of a property. Zoning maps are also available for purchase in the Public Works Department at City Hall. You may contact the Public Works Department office at (702) WHERE CAN I FIND THE ZONING ORDINANCE (TITLE 11) REGULATIONS? The City’s zoning ordinance (Title 11) is part of the municipal code, which is available online: Community Development Department City Hall 401 California Ave. Boulder City, Nevada Phone (702) Fax (702)

11 Business Licensing Checklist Step Two – Create a Corporation, Limited Liability Company, Partnership, Sole Proprietorship or Legal Organization EMPLOYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (EIN) Every partnership, corporation or limited liability company must have an employer identification number (EIN) to use as a federal taxpayer identification number. Sole proprietors must also have an EIN if they pay wages to one or more employees or if they are required to file any excise tax returns. The EIN numbers are sometimes referred to as a Tax ID number. Local IRS (Las Vegas) Office U.S. Internal Revenue Service 110 City Parkway Las Vegas NV (702) (800) Businesses can fill out Form SS-4 online and get an EIN number quickly. See for full details.www.irs.gov/smallbiz WORKERS COMPENSATION All employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Contact your business insurance agent for further details. You may also refer to Nevada Division of Industrial Relations for further details. (www.dirweb.state.nv.us/)www.dirweb.state.nv.us/

12 Business Licensing Checklist Step Two – Continued EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT This is Nevada’s unemployment insurance. The business is assigned an experience rating based on the mount of unemployment claims that have been filed. For a new business, the rate is 3.0% of the gross wage paid to each employee. The amount of wage subject to the tax changes annually. For more information, contact: Nevada State Employment Security Department 3405 S, Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV (702) detr.state.nv.us If forming a CORPORATION or a LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Corporations and LLCs must file Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization with the Nevada Secretary of State and Maintain all records, minutes, etc., as required by law. You may go to their website and download the appropriate forms. For more information, contact the Nevada Secretary of State’s office at: SOS AnnexCorporations Division Suite # North Carson St555 East Washington Blvd. Carson City, NV Las Vegas, NV (775) (702) sos.state.nv.us

13 Business Licensing Checklist Step Three – Obtaining a Fictitious Name Certificate (DBA) If forming a SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP or PARTNERSHIP: If you plan to use a name other than your legal name, you must file a Fictitious Firm Name Certificate (Doing Business As) with the Clark County Clerk’s office to identify the owner(s). This applies to corporations and LLCs as well as sole proprietorship and partnerships. You may wish to check with the County Clerk’s office to determine if the fictitious name you want is available by accessing their Website: You may go to their website and download the appropriate forms or use the following contact information. Clark County ClerkClark County Clerk Commissioners 500 South GrandBranch First Floor500 South Grand Central Parkway Las Vegas, NV th Floor (702) Las Vegas, NV

14 Business Licensing Checklist Step Four – Obtaining a State Business License State Business License All business operating in Nevada must obtain a State Business License currently issued by the Department of Taxation. The State Business License Fee and renewal has increased from $ to $ per business as of July 1, 2009, and will revert back to $100 effective July 1, Effective October 1, 2009, administration of the State Business License will transfer over to the Secretary of State’s Office. Additionally, the definition of “Business” has language that includes any entity organized pursuant to Title 7 whether or not the entity performs a service or engages in a business for profit. The license is renewable annually. The forms are available on their websites. For more information contact. Obtain a retail sales permit (If Required) Every new business must check with the State Department of Taxation to determine whether they need a resale permit, an exemption certificate, or are subject to use tax. A deposit or bond may be required. Check with the taxation department for fee payment and other information. You may go to their website and download the appropriate forms. Nevada State Department of Taxation- Las Vegas Grant Sawyer Office Building 555 E. Washing ton Ave., Suite 1300 Las Vegas, NV 89101(702) tax.state.nv.us

15 Business Licensing Checklist Step Five – Obtaining a Local Business License In the State of Nevada all new business are required to obtain a business license within the city/county in which they operate. You may go to their website and download the appropriate forms. For more information in the Southern Nevada area, contact the following: City of Boulder City Business License 401 California Avenue Boulder City, NV 89005(702) www.bcnv.orgwww.bcnv.org Complete Boulder City application You must be able to hang at a commercially zoned Boulder City address Copy of rent/lease receipt from owner of building verifying office space Zoning, building, fire and police inspections are required. Clark County health permit if food sales are involved. Proof of registration with the Department of Taxation Proof of Workers Compensation Form D-25 Affirmation of compliance Contractors must provide a copy of their Nevada Stare Contractor’s License. Attachments: Licensing & Permits City of Boulder City Building Department :Permit application checklist Resident Business License Application Non-Resident Business License Application

16 Business Licensing Checklist Step Six – Obtaining Special Permits In addition to city and county licenses, certain business/ occupations are required to obtain special state licenses (i.e. contractors, beauticians, etc.). As a new business you may be required by the city or county to obtain additional permits from Health, Police, Fire or Building Departments. Inquire with the individual licensing agency for more information. State Contractors BoardEldercare/ Other Care Related Corporate Circle, Ste 200Businesses State Department Henderson, NV 89074of Human Resources (702) Bureau of Licensure South Maryland Pkwy, Bldg D, Ste 810 Public Transportation PermitsLas Vegas, NV Nevada Transportation Service(702) Authority Licensing dhhs.nv.gov/ 2290 South Jones Blvd, Ste 110 Las Vegas NV 89146Childcare Licensing Information (702) Contact your city. County business Air Quality PermitsRestaurants/ Food Service Air Quality & EnvironmentalSouthern Nevada Health District Management625 Shadow Lane Government Center, 1st FloorLas Vegas, NV S Grand Central Pkwy.(702) Las Vegas, NV 89155www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.orgwww.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org (702) (Click on Services, Environmental Health, Downloadable Information, Food)

17 Business Licensing Checklist State Business Tax MODIFIED STATE BUSINESS TAX As of July 1, 2009, if the sum of all taxable wages, after health car deductions, paid by the employer does not exceed $62,500 for the calendar quarter, the amount of tax is 0.5% of the sum of those wages (0.005). If the sum of all the wages paid by the employer exceeds $62, 500 for the calendar quarter, the tax is $ plus 1.17% of the amount the wage exceed $62,500. For example: If the sum of all wages for the 12/09 quarter is $101,000. The tax is $ plus $ ( x $38,500 which is the amount exceeding $62,500) = total tax due of $ These changes are to expire June 30, No changes were made to the definition of Financial Institutions or the tax rate for Financial Institutions which remains at 2%. Nevada State Department of Taxation- Las Vegas Grant Sawyer Office Building 555 E. Washington Ave., Ste 1300 Las Vegas, NV 89101(702) tax.state.nv.us

18 Business Licensing Checklist Taxation Continued NEVADA LODGING TAX Initiative Petition 1 amended NRS 244 and imposed an additional tax at the rate of 3% of the gross receipts from the rental of transient lodging in Clark and Washoe Counties. As of July 1, 2009 the tax is imposed throughout the county, including its incorporated cities, upon all persons in the business of providing lodging. In addition AB 552 changes when lodging tax is due to the Department of Taxation. The local governments must pay the tax to the Department on or before the last day of the month immediately following the month in which the tax is collected, therefore, the lodging tax payments for the May 2009 period will be due to the Department of Taxation on or before June 30, PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX All business must pay an annual tax on business equipment and furniture (excluding inventories) based upon the assessed value of the property. County Assessor’s Office 500 South Grand Central Parkway Las Vegas, NV (702) NEVADA LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TAX A 10% tax applied to revenues derived from entertainment venues. Some of the taxable items include tickets sales, merchandise, food and refreshments. Contact the Nevada State Department of Taxation for further details.

19 Business Licensing Checklist U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE IRS W-4 and I-9 F orm The law requires every employee to complete a W-4 form so that the employer can withhold the proper amount of income tax from each paycheck. For further information, contact the IRS at: Local (Las Vegas) Office 110 City Parkway Las Vegas, NV ) Toll free: (800) U.S.IMMIGRATION SERVICE I-9 FORM All employers must also document proof of an employee’s right to work in the United States. Every employee must have a properly completed I-9 on file in the business office. Immigration & Naturalization Service Employer Relations Officer 3373 Pepper Lane Las Vegas, NV (702) FORMS REQUEST: (800)

20 Business Licensing Checklist State Labor Laws All employers must comply with the state minimum wage and overtime laws and must post a sign explaining these laws at their place of business. State Labor Commission 555 E. Washington Ave, Ste 4100 Las Vegas, NV 89101(702) www.laborcommissioner.comwww.laborcommissioner.com More Information For more information or to obtain management assistance, please contact the Nevada Small Business Development Center. Las Vegas NSBDC Office University of Nevada, Las Vegas 851 E. Tropicana, Bldg 700 (physical) 4505 Maryland Pkwy, Box (mail) Las Vegas, NV Phone: (702) Fax: (702) The information, materials and services provided by or through the Nevada Small Business Development Center do not constitute legal advice and should not be considered a substitute for legal accounting and other professional advice. The information you receive from the NSBDC s presented without any representation or warranties whatsoever, including as to the accuracy or completeness.

21 City of Boulder City Redevelopment Agency The City of Boulder City Redevelopment Agency has been established to assist businesses and developers interested in projects aimed at revitalizing property within the Redevelopment Area. In an effort to encourage continuity in the redevelopment process and ensure compliance with the adopted Redevelopment Plan, the Agency has developed a policy on how projects will be considered for funding. Property owners and developers seeking assistance from the Redevelopment Agency should demonstrate how their project complements the Redevelopment Plan. If monetary assistance is requested, they must show that no other reasonable means of financing is obtainable. It should also be noted that projects above $100,000 receiving Redevelopment Agency funding are subject to the payment of prevailing wages, as determined by the Nevada State Labor Commissioner, on all labor involved in the construction of the project. Projects up to $90, can receive up to 30% of their redevelopment project. RDA expenses must first be approved by the RDA Board before they can be reimbursed. No money is forthcoming before approval. Do not start your project without first applying, becoming approved, and given the proper notice to move forward. The Agency can use funds which accrue over time to finance public sector improvements like road widening, landscaping, or utility upgrading. Alternatively, the agency can enter into public / private partnerships where a modest amount of public sector funds are combined with a larger private sector investment resulting in major revitalization. City of Boulder City Community Development - (702)

22 Contacts For assistance with the business licensing process please contact a Navigator with the Economic Vitality Committee at (702) For more information or to obtain management assistance, please contact the Nevada Small Business Development Center. Las Vegas NSBDC Office University of Nevada, Las Vegas 851 E. Tropicana, Bldg 700 (physical) 4505 Maryland Pkwy, Box (mail) Las Vegas, NV Phone: (702) Fax: (702)


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