The Democratic Business Advisory Council will hold its first meeting Dec. 10 in Reno.
The council was created by prominent Nevada Democrats to get input from the business community to promote the state's economy and to advise political and party leaders on business issues.
The first meeting will be hosted by Secretary of State Ross Miller and Nevada Treasurer Kate Marshall and held at Harrah's Prospectors' Club.
State Democratic Party Chairman Jill Derby said the party wants to hear from businesses, "particularly at a time when the state is facing the major economic challenges we see now."
She said the council will listen to businesses around the state and take that input to lawmakers at local, state and federal levels.
"All Nevadans benefit from a strong business climate and the Business Advisory Council will work to protect the businesses that make up the backbone of our economy," she said in a statement announcing the meeting.
The council will meet 4-6 p.m. Dec. 10. Cost is $15 per person.