Business Environment

Reno/Sparks has a very competitive business environment. Consider the following advantages:

  • No Corporate, Inventory, Personal Income, Unitary, or Franchise Tax.
  • Low Property Taxes.
  • Sales Tax abatement on capital equipment for companies meeting state requirements for economic development.
  • State funding of employee training for new business.
  • State assisted job hiring free to new companies.
  • IDB funding available for new construction.
  • Right to Work State.
  • Nevada Ranks #2 in “Expansion Management’s” “Legislative Quotient” rating of States on their attitudes toward business.
  • Reno ranks #5 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s ranking of best small cities for business.
  • A Grant Thornton accounting study shows that a manufacturer doing 4 million in annual sales with 50 employees will have a 33% tax savings annually by operating in Reno/Sparks vs. Los Angeles.
  • Tourism provides in excess of 45% of taxes to state and local government, lessening the impact on industrial users.

Reno is the Central Distribution point to West Coast Markets:

  • Overnight delivery to Major West Coast Cities.
  • Over 60 Truck Carriers, Union Pacific/Burlington Northern, 12 Airlines, Ocean Containers Via Oakland.


Los Angeles

475 Miles
San Francisco

236 Miles

586 Miles

758 Miles
Salt Lake

521 Miles

135 Miles
Las Vegas

441 Miles

732 Miles