About Nevada

Lifestyle

truckeeriver_fallLiving and working in Nevada offers a world of choices. From high-energy cities to quiet, quaint rural settings, there is something for everyone. Nevada boasts affordable housing, excellent educational opportunities, world-class events, entertainment, arts and culture and unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities. From the raw majesty of the Ruby Mountains to the beauty and serenity of Lake Tahoe to the 24-hour lights and excitement of Las Vegas, Nevada has something for everyone and is a place that is easy to call home.

Recreation


Just a few of the many things Nevada has to offer:

Ski & Snowboard – 15 ski resorts in the Reno-Tahoe area.

Rock Climbing – One of the country’s top rock climbing destinations, boasting the tallest climbing wall in the planet at the Whitney Peak Hotel (164′).

Off Roading – Thousands of open land trails for motor sports.

Fishing – Go fishing in the famous Lake Tahoe waters or fly fish right in downtown Reno on the Truckee River.

Golfing – Over 100 golf courses in Nevada.

Baseball – Enjoy a night of baseball and fireworks with the Reno Aces in Reno or the Las Vegas 51’s in Las Vegas.

College Sports – Get in on the action with University of Nevada sports with Reno’s Wolfpack and the Rebels of Las Vegas.

Events


Trust us, you will never be bored in Nevada. Check out some of our awesome annual events:

Artown, Reno – A city-wide celebration of arts and culture including music, visual and performance art, musical productions and more.

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Las Vegas – Short course off-road racing at the Las Vegas Speedway.

Canfest, Reno – The original, international canned beer festival: sample over 100 beers.

Burning Man, Black Rock Desert – Experience the unique, temporary community of the black rock desert.

Rib Cook-Off, Sparks – Enjoy delicious ribs from the best cookers across the world.

Hot August Nights, Reno – Celebrating America’s love affair with classic cars and rock’n’roll.

National Championship Air RacesStead – the world’s premier air racing event.

National Finals Rodeo, Las Vegas – watch the best of the best compete and enjoy top-name country entertainment.

Reno Rodeo, Reno –  Dubbed the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” for a reason.

National Cowboy Poetry Festival, Elko – an annual celebration of ranching and the rural West.

Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas – A 3-day electronic dance music festival featuring a lineup of world-renown artists and DJs.

Amgen Tour and Ironman TriathalonLake Tahoe – Lake Tahoe plays host to Stage 1 and 2 of the Womens’ Amgen Bike Race as well as the Tahoe Ironman Triathalon.

Economy/Diversification

Vegas_CityCenterNevada is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing states in the nation. We are #1 for economic development programs in terms of job creation, retention and training and we are #1 for new business launches. We are also consistently one of the Top 10 most business-friendly states. Because of this, we have seen a wave of major companies bring their businesses to Nevada: Apple, Amazon, Cisco, Click Bond, Barnes & Noble, GE, Microsoft, Tesla and Zappos to name just a few.

As a result, Nevada is becoming a dynamic business environment with a higher than average growth rate and this is good news for construction. As our economy grows, the need for housing, commercial space, and schools grow too.

Visit the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada to learn more about living and working in Nevada.