The national recession doesn’t appear to be affecting the number of businesses in Las Vegas.
According to the city, 1,077 business licenses were issued this year, five more than last year.
“We average over 1,000 licenses each year. That’s been pretty constant for years,” said Elmer Martinez, the city’s community development director.
This year, 937 businesses renewed their licenses and 140 businesses applied for new licenses, the city reported. The previous year, 945 renewed and 127 new licenses were issued.