MGM Resorts International
Minority/Woman Owned Business Entrepreneur Grant

mgmresortsinternationallogo.jpgThe Henderson Chamber of Commerce Foundation is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant from MGM Resorts International to provide complimentary office space for 12 months to a *Minority or **Woman Owned Business Entrepreneur at our Henderson Business Resource Center (HBRC). In addition, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce (HCC) will provide the qualifying MOB or WOB with a complimentary annual Chamber membership.  The office that the recipient will utilize can accommodate 3-4 people maximum.

The HBRC, located at 112 S. Water Street in downtown Henderson, has 13 fully-furnished business suites that include all utilities and offers affordable lease rates. The goal of the HBRC is to offer short-term and affordable leases to allow the start-up tenant base to grow profits and employee counts, eventually graduating its tenants into larger facilities in the City of Henderson. 

The HBRC provides an entrepreneurial environment with numerous ancillary services offered at low or no cost to its tenants and HCC members, including counsel with SCORE executives and connections with micro-lenders.

The HBRC is the longest tenured business incubator in the State of Nevada, operating for over18 years in its location in the Wells Fargo Bank building in downtown Henderson. 

To qualify, the Minority Owned Business (MOB) or Woman Owned Business (WOB) must be less than two (2) years old and the owner must qualify based on the following:

To be an eligible Minority Owned Business (MOB), your business must:

  • Be owned by a United States citizen
  • Be at least 51% minority-owned operated and controlled. A minority group member is an individual who is at least 25% Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American. Minority eligibility is established via a combination of screenings, interviews and site visits. Ownership, in the case of a publicly-owned business, means that at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more minority group members
  • Management and daily operations must be exercised by the minority ownership member(s).

To be an eligible Woman Owned Business (WOB), your business must:

  • Be owned by a United States citizen
  • Be at least 51% owned and controlled by a woman/women
  • Have a woman/women manage day-to-day operations and also make long-term decisions.

The Foundation will be accepting applications through September 21st, 2018. Applications are available below and the application fee will be waived. A selection committee from the Chamber Foundation Board will review the applications and select a MOB/WOB for the subsidized 12-month lease. Please contact Damon Hunter at 702.209.3967 for more information.

Application and attachments due September 21, 2018 to Kelly Green at KGreen@HendersonChamber.com

Move-in date is November 1, 2018.