Nevada Advantage Data Portal Regions International Trade Workforce Development


Major cities per region:

Northern Sierra:

  • Carson City,
  • Dayton,
  • Fallon,
  • Fernley,
  • Gardnerville,
  • Genoa,
  • Reno,
  • Hawthorne,
  • Minden,
  • Sparks,
  • Virginia City,
  • Yerington.


  • Battle Mountain,
  • Carlin,
  • Elko,
  • Ely,
  • Eureka,
  • Lovelock,
  • Wells,
  • West Wendover,
  • Winnemucca.


  • Alamo,
  • Amargosa Valley,
  • Beatty,
  • Caliente,
  • Goldfield,
  • Pahrump,
  • Panaca,
  • Pioche,
  • Tonopah.


  • Boulder City,
  • Henderson,
  • Las Vegas,
  • Mesquite,
  • North Las Vegas.

Northern Sierra:

More and more technology-driven companies are relocating to the Northern Sierra Region and it’s no accident. Built on a foundation for the growth of technology with our success in attracting advanced manufacturing and data centers, some of the biggest names in technology already made the move to our region.


Bisected by rail and interstate highways and served by one of nation’s most reliable air cargo centers – this region is home to Apple, Amazon, Clear Capital, Starbucks Coffee Roasting Company, and Tesla, among others.

There is an amazing quality of life unique to this area, incredible outdoor recreational opportunities, a 15-minute commute, no state income tax, and proximity to Lake Tahoe and the Bay Area.


Northern Sierra Region is the place where businesses come to increase their bottom line and to grow, take advantage of Nevada’s business friendly environment, closer proximity to customers, and utilize the region’s skilled workforce.


Companies like Switch, Microsoft, Patagonia, and Panasonic call Northern Nevada home to some of the their most crucial business functions.


Regional Development Authorities:

Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN)

Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA)

HWY 95 Rural Development Authority


Northeastern Nevada is the 4th largest gold producer in the world behind Australia, South Africa and China. One of the fastest growing regions in the Silver State, the Northeastern Region is bordered by glacier-carved mountains—the Ruby Mountains.  At the higher elevations, abundant water and milder temperatures produce some of the sweetest and most sought after alfalfa on century-old ranches.

Located halfway between Salt Lake City and Reno on I-80, Northeastern Nevada is perfectly poised to serve the Pacific coast and Intermountain West. Some of our distinct advantages include:

One-day truck service to all of California and Oregon, as well as Salt Lake City, Boise and parts of Arizona.

Local government-owned prime business and industrial park sites.
Affordable land and utilities.

Over 220 days of sunshine a year.

Regional Development Authorities:

Humboldt Development Authority

Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority


Much of the Central region looks just as it did when the pioneers traveled west more than a century ago. It is home to the largest wildlife range in the U.S. – the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge — as well as the Extraterrestrial Highway and Area 51. The region supports tourism, renewable energy, and defense-related industries.


Esmeralda County, located halfway between Reno and Las Vegas, is the home to many mining communities and ghost towns. The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) recognizes Nye County for its superb solar resource. Abundant wind, geothermal, and biomass resources complete the county’s renewable resource portfolio. Lincoln County is also strategically located in the heart of active solar development within a multi-state region and is a gateway to existing electrical demand centers in Las Vegas and Southern California.


Regional Development Authorities:


Lincoln County Regional Development Authority

Nye County Regional Economic Development Authority


The Southern Region of Nevada includes the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mesquite, Boulder City, and the unincorporated parts of Clark County. More than 2 million people live in the metropolitan area, making it, by far, the largest population center in Nevada. Though the Las Vegas metropolitan area is known primarily for tourism, our economy is diverse and employs many people in the healthcare, defense, IT and manufacturing sectors.

Las Vegas is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, but in recent years it has also become one of the top business destinations in the world. Nearly seven million people a year come to Las Vegas for conventions. Those people represent nearly all of the Fortune 500 and thousands of other global companies. Because of conventions, Las Vegas has become a global marketplace, where deals get made and ideas are born.


Southern Nevada offers an abundant and high quality workforce, low operating costs, and unparalleled global connectivity for businesses in a broad array of industry clusters.


Regional Development Authority:

Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)

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