Business Resources

Business Development Advisory Council (BDAC)

Helping Your Business Shine

Clark County benefits from a diverse population which is 38% Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) with in the unincorporated areas and 31% within incorporated cities, and Clark County recognizes its duty to the BIPOC communities and women in business. BDAC serves to facilitate the growth of disadvantaged businesses throughout the county by promoting equal business opportunity programs, advising the Board of County Commissioners on methods to provide more equitable access to vital business information and reporting to the Board annually about council activities. BDAC also partners with Nevada’s entrepreneurial office to identify new businesses and opportunities.

BDAC is composed of qualified volunteers selected by the Board of County Commissioners. Members serve two-year terms, with the potential for consecutive terms.

Our Purpose

Our Purpose

The Council acts to:

  1. Promote the County’s equal business opportunity program(s).
  2. Study and advise the Board of County Commissioners on methods to enhance the County’s equal business opportunity program, including input on the County’s website access and information for businesses.
  3. Endeavor to develop a list of contacts in order to work with agencies and organizations involved in aiding and promoting local, small, women-owned and minority business enterprises.
  4. Work with the state of Nevada’s entrepreneurial office to identify new businesses.
  5. Provide an annual report to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the activities of the council. Such report may be in person.
The Council members also support the Small Business Opportunity Program (SBOP). Qualifying individuals who apply and are selected will serve two-year terms on the Council. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and may be approved to serve consecutive terms. The Council meets at the discretion of the chairman of the BDAC, but not less than once per quarter.
Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

2021 BDAC Meetings

10/13/21 BDAC Meeting Minutes
08/11/21 BDAC Meeting Minutes
06/09/21 BDAC Meeting Minutes
04/14/21 BDAC Meeting Minutes
02/10/21 BDAC Meeting Minutes


2020 BDAC Meetings

12/09/20 BDAC Meeting Minutes
10/22/20 BDAC Meeting Minutes
09/17/20 BDAC Special Meeting Minutes
08/12/20 BDAC Meeting Minutes
06/10/20 BDAC Meeting Minutes
04/08/20 BDAC Meeting CANCELLED
02/12/20 BDAC Meeting Minutes


2019 BDAC Meetings

12/11/19 BDAC Meeting Minutes
10/09/19 BDAC Meeting Minutes
08/14/19 BDAC Meeting Minutes
06/12/19 BDAC Meeting Minutes
04/10/19 BDAC Meeting Minutes
02/13/19 BDAC Meeting Minutes

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Agendas

2022 BDAC Meetings

10/12/2022 BDAC Meeting Agenda
08/10/22 BDAC Meeting Agenda
04/13/22 BDAC Meeting Agenda
02/09/22 BDAC Meeting Agenda


2021 BDAC Meetings

12/08/21 BDAC Meeting Agenda
10/13/21 BDAC Meeting Agenda
08/11/21 BDAC Meeting Agenda
06/09/21 BDAC Meeting Agenda
04/14/21 BDAC Meeting Agenda
02/10/21 BDAC Meeting Agenda


2020 BDAC Meetings

12/09/20 BDAC Meeting Agenda
10/22/20 BDAC Meeting Agenda
09/17/20 BDAC Special Meeting Agenda
08/12/20 BDAC Meeting Agenda
06/10/20 BDAC Meeting Agenda
04/08/20 BDAC Meeting CANCELLED
02/12/20 BDAC Meeting Agenda


2019 BDAC Meetings

12/11/19 BDAC Meeting Agenda
10/09/19 BDAC Meeting Agenda
08/14/19 BDAC Meeting Agenda
06/12/19 BDAC Meeting Agenda
04/10/19 BDAC Meeting Agenda
02/13/19 BDAC Meeting Agenda

'23-'24 BDAC Application

'23-'24 BDAC Application

A Clark County ordinance formed the Business Development Advisory Council (BDAC) on August 4, 1987.  Its primary purpose is to advise the Board of County Commissioners on matters concerning the County’s minority, women, and small business procurement initiatives. On March 19, 1996, the ordinance was amended, to reflect the inclusion of local small businesses determined to be economically disadvantaged, which expanded participating members to include non-minority/gender business organizations and non-affiliated business representation and established a Small Business Opportunity Program (SBOP). The ordinance has been amended from time to time to add or delete member organizations, pursuant to approval by the Board of County Commissioners. The BDAC continues to facilitate meaningful input from participating departments/agencies of the County, interested non-profit organizations involved in aiding and promoting such, and private citizens.  We are accepting applications until 5:00 pm, October 16, 2022, for qualified individuals to serve the 2023-2024 term.  Applications will be reviewed, and a final slate of qualified candidates will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners in December 2022 for selection.

Completed applications and accompanying documents can be delivered by:

Email: Michael.Bauwens@ClarkCountyNV.gov

or

Hand Delivery or Postal Service:

Clark County Office of Community & Economic Development

Attn: BDAC

500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, 6th Floor

Las Vegas, NV 89155

 

Download BDAC APPLICATION here

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