Welcome to Nevada sign on the side of the roadway passing through an arid stretch of land.

Nevada is rapidly becoming a hotspot for businesses, thanks to its business-friendly climate, strategic location and robust economy. A growing number of companies are relocating to Nevada from nearby states to escape high taxes and take advantage of the business incentives offered by “the Silver State.” 

While the benefits are substantial, relocating to Nevada is a significant decision that requires careful consideration and planning. Company owners must navigate logistics, legal requirements, and the impact on employees and operations. By understanding what to expect and preparing accordingly, businesses can leverage Nevada’s opportunities to fuel their growth and success in new and exciting markets. 

Why is Nevada a desirable business relocation destination? 

Nevada offers a combination of economic, tax and strategic advantages that make it an attractive location for businesses. With its steady economic growth, sophisticated infrastructure and skilled workforce, Nevada provides fertile ground for businesses across various sectors, including technology, manufacturing, real estate, finance and insurance. 

Nevada’s business climate has already proved compelling to a large number of businesses. Over the past 30 years, Las Vegas has been the number one destination for companies relocating from California. In fact, three Nevada cities, Las Vegas, Reno and Henderson, have been among the overall top 10 destinations for California companies.  

For a more detailed overview of the steps involved in relocating to Nevada, download BPM’s relocation checklist.

Pros and cons of relocating to Nevada 

Relocating your business to Nevada has many advantages, like low taxes, a prime location and an economy on the rise. However, there are also challenges to consider, such as high moving costs, adjusting to new regulations and adapting to differences in the local market. You must carefully evaluate the potential benefits and drawbacks before making the move to Nevada.

Pros of relocating

The benefits of relocating to Nevada include the following:

Favorable tax climate 

One of the most appealing aspects of Nevada is its tax-friendly environment. The state has no corporate income tax, no personal income tax and competitive sales tax rates, which can significantly reduce business overhead costs and enhance profitability. 

Strategic location 

Nevada’s location offers strategic advantages, particularly for companies looking to serve the West Coast and Southwest markets. Cities like Las Vegas and Reno are well-positioned for logistics and distribution, providing easy access to major markets through an extensive network of highways and airports. 

Growing economy 

Nevada has been experiencing steady economic growth, diversifying beyond its traditional gaming and tourism industries into sectors such as technology, manufacturing and clean energy. This diversification creates a vibrant business environment and opens new opportunities for investment and expansion. 

Business-friendly environment 

Beyond tax advantages, Nevada is known for its business-friendly regulatory environment. The state offers various incentives for businesses, including grants, tax abatements and workforce development programs, aimed at encouraging business growth and innovation. 

Quality of life 

Nevada offers a high quality of life with a relatively low cost of living compared to neighboring states like California. The state boasts a variety of outdoor recreational activities, entertainment options and cultural amenities, making it an attractive place for employees to live and work.  

Cons of relocating 

The challenges of relocating to Nevada include:

Relocation costs and logistics 

Moving a business from another state to Nevada can involve substantial costs and complex logistics. Expenses such as moving equipment, setting up new facilities and potentially downtime during the transition can impact the business financially and operationally in the short term. 

Regulatory and legal adjustments 

Businesses must navigate Nevada’s legal and regulatory environment, which, while business-friendly, may differ significantly from their previous state. This adjustment includes understanding local tax laws, employment regulations and any industry-specific compliance requirements, all of which require time and resources to be managed effectively. 

Establishing a new network 

Relocating to Nevada means leaving behind established networks of customers, suppliers and business partners. Building new relationships and establishing credibility in a new market can be challenging and time-consuming, potentially impacting business operations during the transition period. 

Adapting to market differences 

Businesses must adapt to Nevada’s economic and cultural landscape, which may differ from their home state. This adaptation involves understanding local consumer behavior, market demand and competitive dynamics, requiring strategic adjustments to products, services and marketing strategies.

Domestication vs. foreign entity 

Companies considering Nevada have two primary options: domestication or operating as a foreign entity. Each option has unique implications for legal, tax and operational aspects of the business. 


Domestication means legally transferring a business entity from another state to Nevada, essentially making Nevada its new home state. This allows the business to enjoy Nevada’s favorable tax and regulatory environment and simplifies tax reporting and compliance by aligning the business fully with Nevada’s laws and benefits. 

The process requires completing specific legal steps, including obtaining approval from both the original state and Nevada. It may also involve closing existing operations and tax obligations in the original state. 

Operating as a foreign entity 

A business can opt to remain incorporated in its original state but register to do business in Nevada as a foreign entity, meaning it can operate in Nevada without changing its original incorporation. It’s a flexible option for companies that want to maintain their established legal and tax base while expanding into Nevada. 

Operating as a foreign entity requires compliance with both the home state’s and Nevada’s regulations and tax obligations. It may lead to more complex tax planning and reporting requirements. 

Requirements for businesses relocating to Nevada 

It’s important to understand the legal, regulatory and logistical considerations of moving a business permanently to Nevada. First, a company must establish a legal presence in the state, including deregistering the business in its state of origin, forming a new entity in Nevada and obtaining a state business license. It must also address logistical and regulatory aspects of moving, such as finding a suitable location, understanding tax obligations (like sales and use tax) and complying with state employment laws.  

Finally, building local connections is crucial for establishing a business’s presence and growth in the new environment. Engaging with local chambers of commerce and business organizations and seeking appropriate referrals from trusted partners can help identify and build strong relationships with local vendors, suppliers and service providers.

How BPM can help businesses with relocating to Nevada

With its favorable tax structure, economic incentives and strategic location, Nevada presents a compelling proposition for businesses considering relocation. As companies navigate the process of relocating to Nevada, BPM can help ensure a seamless transition with comprehensive support, including: 

  • Maximizing tax benefits and ensuring compliance. 
  • Assisting in deregistration and reformation of business entities. 
  • Providing referrals to legal, real estate and insurance professionals. 
  • Advising on IT systems, processes and workforce development. 
  • Offering tailored recommendations for Nevada’s business incentive programs. 

Contact us today to find out more about our Nevada relocation services.


Kyle Bybee

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