Nevada Secretary of State Francisco Aguilar launches “Project Orion,” Nevada’s business licensing portal overhaul

Project Orion

RENO, NV – This week, Nevada Secretary of State Francisco Aguilar held the public launch of “Project Orion,” the massive overhaul of Nevada’s business licensing suite, SilverFlume.

“Project Orion is making business easier in Nevada and will bolster our economy. Giving Nevada’s entrepreneurs the tools they need to succeed, like access to capital and a functional system, helps our whole state,” said Secretary Aguilar. “You shouldn’t need a lawyer to figure out a mandatory government system. Far too often, we hear from Nevadans who have difficulty navigating the process of obtaining a business license and give up because it’s too complicated. I can’t say thank you enough to the team in the Secretary of State’s Office who are dedicated to uplifting small business owners and entrepreneurs through this project.”

Pictures from the launch can be found HERE.

The Secretary of State’s Office received $15 million for Project Orion from the 2023 legislative session to rapidly accelerate fixes to Nevada’s business licensing software suite and begin building a framework for the future.

A one-sheet detailing just a few of the significant improvements customers can expect to see in SilverFlume can be found here. The Secretary of State’s Office also launched a new landing page for Project Orion to keep the business community and all Nevadans aware of progress on the project.

“Project Orion is focused on improving the customer experience and lessen the burden on anyone who interacts with the Secretary of State’s Office,” said Deputy Secretary for Commercial Recordings Shauna Bakkedahl. “With direct feedback from the business community, our Office has hit the ground running and made significant improvements to the system already, including additional self-help tools, decreased call wait times, bug fixes and more. We’re excited to head into the next year with even more improvements on the horizon.”

The Secretary of State’s Office encourages feedback from the business community as this project develops. To sign up to take part in our surveys, click here.