The 3rd annual Governor's Conference on Small Business, hosted by the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry, is a comprehensive small business resource event designed for entrepreneurs seeking to start or grow an existing business. Conference participants will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders and experts during six informative and interactive panel discussions and can interface with 100+ service providers, development authorities and government entities at the Business Resource Expo. A luncheon featuring special guest speakers and a keynote address by Governor Brian Sandoval will conclude the conference.

Conference Highlights:

  • Conference Guest speakers: Governor’s Office of Economic Development Director Steve Hill, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Dean Dr. Kenneth Witcher
  • Join Governor Sandoval for the keynote address during the conference luncheon
  • Attend your choice of six interactive and informative panel discussions View conference agenda
  • Network and interact with exhibitors at the Business Resource Expo View exhibitors agenda
  • Learn about what the developing commercial drone industry means for small business, view live demonstrations and a variety commercial drones on display
  • An on-site loan pavilion will be available for one-on-one small business loan consultations at the Business Expo (please call 702-734-3555 to pre-schedule an appointment and discuss documentation requirements to bring with you).


Attendees, sponsors and advertising opportunities:
Teri Williams, 702-486-0407,

Carrie Foley, 702-486-2754,


  • Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of Nevada
  • Nevada Govenor's Office of Economic Development
  • Centurylink
  • Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
  • NVEnergy
  • Clearinghouse CDFI
  • Nevada Microenterprise Initiative