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A Great Place to do Business

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Downtown boasts multiple districts, each with their own style of unique retail offerings - from eclectic boutique/galleries in the 18b Arts District, small one-of-a-kind retail shops in the Fremont East Entertainment District (inside Container Park) to the new upscale neighborhood lifestyle retail and dining options unfolding in Symphony Park. And then there’s the Fremont Street Experience where tourist-related retail and attractions abound.

A very specific type of retail is offered at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets® featuring 175 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio, Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tory Burch and many more.

The same reasons that make downtown Las Vegas a great place to visit, also make it a great place to do business and live. Downtown is lit up with more than 150 restaurants, coffee shops, bars and a vibrant nightlife scene; and downtown’s irresistible draw makes it the preferred play spot for locals. Here, businesses of all sizes thrive alongside giant hotel-casinos that drive visitation.

Las Vegas North Premium Outlets

One of the most successful retail outlet malls in the country, downtown overflows with complementary retail opportunities of all sizes and genres. In fact, the city of Las Vegas offers dedicated programs that include location assistance to retailers, incentives to developers and help recruiting high quality tenants for commercial brokers and property owners. For developers with both the capacity and the vision to bring to fruition projects that complement existing and surrounding development, the city is highly motivated and will assign development teams to expedite design, plans and permitting.

Symphony Park

The district boasts the iconic architecture of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and the head-turning, Frank Gehry-designed Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The city also recently provided matching monies for initial fundraising efforts for a modern art museum at Symphony Park and is seeking complimentary uses for this area that is considered one of the prime development opportunities in Las Vegas.

  • More than 600-plus mixed-use residential units with ground floor commercial opportunities are in the development phase. 
  • A new city parking garage with two retail spaces is under development
  • A major convention facility adjacent World Market Center, a five- million-square-foot showcase for the home and hospitality contract furnishings industry and site of one of the country’s largest home furnishings expos, is also under development.

Las Vegas Medical District

The emerging Las Vegas Medical District (LVMD) is bringing together the valley’s major hospitals, institutions of higher learning and ancillary medical providers to create a true center of medicine. Foundational to the district is the new UNLV School of Medicine that welcomed its first class in 2017.

  • District opportunities include new eateries, medical-related service commercial, mid-rise medical office and mixed-use residential with transit-oriented development stops now in the planning phase.
  • The Medical District Targeted Industry Program (MD-TIP) is intended to provide a property owner and/or business owner financial assistance for undertaking the interior and exterior rehabilitation, renovation and/or expansion of commercial or industrial properties. These incentives are offered to designated targeted industries relocating or expanding in specific areas of the LVMD. The program rebates expenses — up to a maximum of $50,000 — of a project’s renovation/conversion/expansion costs for qualifying industries in the designated areas.

18b, The Las Vegas Arts District

The eclectic and cool, art-themed 18b Las Vegas Arts District abounds with antique shops, vintage shops, art galleries, craft brew pubs, signature coffee roasters, restaurants and festival-style events. Ideal for small businesses, the Arts District features many interesting and reimagined structures and spaces that include opportunities for new social and place-making eateries, gallery space, soft goods and service commercial, mixed-use residential and more. New and ongoing infrastructure improvements feature widened sidewalks, new roadways and beautification improvements. 

Fremont East Entertainment District

The Fremont East Entertainment District, located directly east of the Fremont Street Experience, features a vintage Vegas vibe with a unique blend of small bars, restaurants and shops. Signature events include the Life is Beautiful Festival that draws more than 150,000 attendees annually.

Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Experience is a seven-block entertainment district. The centerpiece of Fremont Street Experience is Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen. The area boasts a variety of tourist-focused retail – from kiosks to storefronts, as well as attractions like Fear The Walking Dead and Slotzilla Zipline.

Burgeoning Legal Community

Teeming with law firms of all sizes, downtown is the base for our city’s legal community and home to the Clark County Regional Justice Center, Foley Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Lloyd D. George Federal District Courthouse and the Supreme Court of Nevada building.

Redevelopment Incentives

While downtown redevelopment has long been a focus with significant revitalization occurring in the last five years, there are other Redevelopment Areas throughout the city ripe for development and where incentives programs are available.

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