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Department of Business and Industry

The main function of the Department is to promote the growth and development of commerce and industry for the benefit of the citizens of Nevada. This task is accomplished by means of regulatory, financial, workplace safety, consumer services, and educational programs. These programs are provided to businesses and professions, commercial and industrial enterprises, employees in the work place, and the general public.

The divisions of the Department of Business and Industry are divided between Carson City, Reno, and Las Vegas, and consist of:

  • Divisions: Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Housing, Industrial Relations, Insurance, Labor Commissioner Manufactured Housing, Minerals, Real Estate, Taxicab Authority, and Unclaimed Property.
  • Commissions: Athletic Commission, Beef Council, Dairy Commission, Post-secondary Education Commission, Predatory Animal and Rodent Control Committee, Rural Housing Authority, and Sheep Commission.
  • Special Agencies: Attorney for Injured Workers, Employment Management Relations Board, Grazing Boards, High School Rodeo Association, Industrial Development and Planning Insurance Advocate, Nevada Energy Office, Nevada Junior Livestock Show Board, and  Office of Hospital Patients Protection and Advocacy.

The administrative records of the Department consist of 21.5 cubic feet and date from 1980-2000; bulk dates 1990-1998. They include some pre-consolidation agency records (pre-1993). The records document pre-reorganization activities, the consolidation project, and post 1993 operations at the administrative level. The records include policy statements, correspondence, subject files, reports and reader files (correspondence from agencies to the Director or division heads). Some budget and legislative information was retained when it documented agency structures and plans. Only selected Financial Division case files (Lemmon and Associates) and general legal materials were retained as those files are available elsewhere. 

The files pertaining to the Dept. of Business & Industry are extensive. Download the agency history and finding aid here:

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