A 2012 survey rated Henderson among the top twenty least expensive cities to do business in the West. Los Angeles and Phoenix were the two most expensive metropolitan areas in the Western U.S. according to the survey results.
The annual survey was conducted by the Rose Institute with Los Angeles-based Kosmont Companies by gathering data on business fees and a variety of tax rates from 305 selected cities.
The survey does not rank cities 1-20. Reno was the only other Nevada city listed as one of the least expensive, as well as six cities in Texas and five in California.