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Our mission is to strengthen the business environment for Nevada retailers and associates by providing government relations which support the retail industry through effective advocacy at the local and state levels.

What Is The Retail Association of Nevada?

The Retail Association of Nevada (RAN) is an alliance of of Nevada’s most successful and innovative retailers.  The retail community contributes more than 1 billion dollars in tax revenue  annually and accounts for more than 400,000 jobs with an estimated economic impact of 20 billion dollars to Nevada’s economy.  As the only statewide business advocacy group in Nevada, RAN gives business a voice in the State Legislature so that government leaders and the retail industry can work for a more promising Nevada

Nevada's Most Successful and Innovative Alliance of Retailers

LOOKING OUT FOR BUSINESS

Business climates frequently change due to regulations, legislation, public sentiment, education, marketing and customer demands. RAN can help your business meet these needs and anticipate the future with confidence. Since its inception in 1969, RAN has been a leader and watchdog at the legislature.  RAN has also served as a public relations force and source of information for the business community in Nevada.

FORMATION OF RAN

RAN was formed for the purpose of uniting merchants throughout the state on matters of common interest. The Association is the leading advocate for Nevada retailers and has a reputation as one of the most effective pro-business organizations in the state. Membership has the added benefit of providing eligible businesses with workers’ compensation insurance as the sponsoring association of the Nevada Retail Network Self-Insured Group administered by ProGroup Management, a full service workers compensation company.

ADVOCATES

Nevada’s Legislature meets biannually in odd numbered years for 120 days starting on the first Monday in February. During the session, RAN’s expereinced lobby team works in conjunction with outside counsel to track bills which might affect the retail industry such as business taxes, employer/employee issues, wages, health insurance, technology, pharmacy, energy, and organized retail theft legislation to name a few.  RAN’s work continues in off-session years to make sure the retail industry’s interests are always top of mind for policy makers.

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Nevada Retail Facts

28%

28%

Twenty Eight Percent of business in Nevada are owned by women.

Gold

Gold

Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in that nation.  It is second in the world behind South Africa.

GDP

GDP

Nevada has roughly the same GDP output as the country of Peru.

17

17

Of the 17 counties in Nevada, only Carson City and Virginia City have remained county seats since the beginning of statehood.

150

150

On average, 150 couples are married each day in Las Vegas.

288

288

It would take 288 years for one person to spend one night in every hotel room in Las Vegas.

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