Economic Development

Carson City Business Overview

Businesses which relocate or expand to Nevada are often amazed at how easy it is to start up and operate their business here. 

Nevada has been consistently one of the top 10 most business friendly states with excellent tax advantages* such as:

  • No corporate or personal income tax
  • No inventory tax
  • No franchise tax
  • No unitary tax
  • No special intangible tax

*see Taxes & Incentives for more detail 

Nevada also has an abundance of reasonably priced real estate.  To search for the perfect property for your company, visit Nevada Site Locator.

Return to TopBusiness Resources

Adams Hub for Innovation

Adams Hub’s mission is to inspire entrepreneurs and help them turn their big ideas into innovative businesses.  Inside our state-of-the-art facility is a collaborative workspace for knowledge-sharing, networking, and learning.  From educational tools and business services, to an extensive network of mentors, service providers, and capital, Adams Hub is where entrepreneurs launch, grow and accelerate the success of their start-up.

Business Environmental Program at the University of Nevada, Reno
This program provides free assistance to help minimize waste and comply with State and federal hazardous waste and air regulations.

Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER)
The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) was established in 1975 to make available academic expertise in research projects that assist in the development of the Nevada economy, with special emphasis on the Southern Nevada business community. The center also aims to assist state and local agencies and private-sector enterprises in the collection and analysis of economic and market data in a way that contributes to the diversification and growth of the Southern Nevada economy. An important part of CBER's ongoing work is to collect, analyze and disseminate data on Nevada's businesses and economy.

Nevada Industry Excellence
Nevada Industry Excellence (formerly MAP) assists businesses in the manufacturing, construction and mining industries to become the premier industry leaders in the Nevada market. That’s because Nevada Industry Excellence enables businesses to be flexible and responsive in a rapidly changing marketplace, by providing the expert resources and programs to improve processes, increase efficiencies and productivity.

Nevada Small Business Administration

SBA provides assistances primarily through Access to Capital (Business Financing), Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training), Government Contracting (Federal Procurement) and Advocacy (Voice for Small Business).

Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC)
The Nevada Small Business Development Center is a statewide business assistance outreach program of the University of Nevada, Reno, College of Business. We provide a wide variety of technical assistance to support Nevada Business.

Business Success Center

The Business Success Center was started for people that want to learn how to start a business or to assist existing owners expand.  They provide free counseling to support entrepreneaurs and economic development in Southern Nevada.

Nevada Tech Transfer
In a cooperative effort with USC ETTC NASA's Far West Regional Technology Transfer, the center assists inventors and entrepreneurs applying for SBIR funding through the Federal government and identification of other possible loan sources.

SCORE Southern Nevada Chapter | Northern Nevada Chapter

SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 

State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry

The Department of Business and Industry is a cabinet level agency in Nevada State government. Our objective is to encourage and promote the development and growth of business and to ensure the legal operation of business in order to protect consumers by maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment. The Director’s office manages a number of programs and initiatives to address the needs of small businesses, homeowners and consumers including small business advocacy, bond programs, access to capital, housing retention programs, constituent services and fraud prevention and education.

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Industrial Development Revenue Bonds
Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (IDRBs) are a type of tax-exempt municipal bond/public debt instrument.  Proceeds are utilized by private manufacturing companies interested in locating a facility in Nevada or expanding an existing Nevada-based business.

Nevada Small Business Administration

SBA provides a number of financial assistance programs for small businesses that have been specifically designed to meet key financing needs, including debt financing, surety bonds, and equity financing.

Silver State Opportunities Fund

The Nevada Silver State Opportunities Fund (SSOF) manages $50 million of capital dedicated to investing in compelling businesses located in Nevada, looking to expand in Nevada, or seeking to relocate to Nevada.

State Small Business Credit Initiative

Access to capital funding is available through two new programs for small businesses in Nevada so they can grow and diversify. Nevada has been awarded $13.8 million in federal capital funding to support our state’s Nevada Collateral Support Program and Nevada Microenterprise Initiative programs.

Nevada Collateral Support Program

The intent of the Nevada Collateral Support Program is to supply cash collateral accounts to Nevada financial institutions to enhance the collateral coverage of
borrowers.

Nevada Microenterprise Initiative

To enhance the economic self-sufficiency and quality of life of low to moderate income individuals through entrepreneurial training, technical assistance and access to loans for new and expanding business throughout the State of Nevada.

Return to TopTax Rates

Tax Rate
Sales Tax 7.475
Property Tax* 3.5435

*2013-14 rate.  For more information, visit Taxes & Incentives.

 

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Carson City's Largest Employers

Employer City Industry Code # of Employees
Carson Tahoe Hospital Carson City General Medical & Surgical Hospitals 622110 1,000 - 1,499
Carson City School District Carson City Elementary & Secondary Schools 611110 1,000 - 1,499
City of Carson City Carson City Executive & Legislative Offices Combined 921140 700 - 799
Nevada Department of Transportation Carson City Transportation Program Administration 926120 700 - 799
Western Nevada College Carson City Junior Colleges 611210 500 - 599
Department of Corrections (Snyder Ave) Carson City Correctional Institutions 922140 400 - 499
Department of Motor Vehicles Carson City Transportation Program Admin 926120 300 - 399
Casino Fandango Carson City Casinos (except Casino Hotels) 713210 300 - 399
Click Bond Inc Carson City Bolts, Nuts, Screws, Rivets, and Washers 332722 300 - 399
Wal-Mart Supercenter Carson City Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 452910 300 - 399
Legislative Counsel Bureau Carson City Legislative Bodies 921120 200 - 299
PCC Structurals Carson City Steel Investment Foundaries 331512 200 - 299
Carson City Nugget Carson City Casinos (except Casino Hotels) 713210 200 - 299
Gold Dust West Carson City Casino Hotels 721120 200 - 299
Environmental Protection Carson City Air, Water and Waste Program Admin 924110 200 - 299
Welfare Division Carson City Other Human Resource Program Admin 923130 200 - 299
Costco Wholesale Corp Carson City Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters 452910 200 - 299
Carson City Nugget Carson City Casinos (except Casino Hotels) 713210 200 - 299
Department of Taxation Carson City Public Finance Activities 921130 100 - 199
Public and Behavioral Health Carson City Administration of Public Health Programs 923120 100 - 199
Department of Corrections Carson City Correctional Institutions 922140 100 - 199

Source: Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR), Second Quarter 2014

Return to TopFortune 1000 Companies with a Presence in Carson City

Company Division Of Ranking Description Location
Costco Wholesale  
19
Specialty Retailers: Other Carson City
Harley Davidson Financial Services Harley Davidson USA
433
Transportation Equipment Carson City
Parker Hannifin / Veriflo  
217
Industrial Machinery Carson City
PCC Structurals Precision Castparts
322
Aerospace and Defense Carson City
Snap-On Tools Distribution Center Snap-On Incorporated
694
Industrial Machinery Carson City
Tractor Supply  
480
Specialty Retailers: Other Carson City

Source: 2014 Fortune 500+ List

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Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

Sector Number of Establishments Total # of Employees Total Annual Payroll
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 3 -
-
Mining, Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction 7 -
-
Utilities 5 -
-
Construction 143 656
$24,991,000
Manufacturing 120 3,386
$172,101,000
Wholesale Trade 117 622
$31,852,000
Retail Trade 224 3,412
$101,088,000
Transportation & Warehousing 36 224
$7,199,000
Information 55 346
$16,305,000
Finance & Insurance 130 948
$45,276,000
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 125 419
$11,876,000
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 344 1,531
$78,450,000
Management of Companies & Enterprises 6 57
$3,187,000
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation 98 -
$6,350,000
Educational Services 10 -
$953,000
Health Care & Social Assistance 220 3,645
$188,837,000
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 52 1,149
$31,493,000
Accomodation & Food Services 160 2,654
$42,312,000
Other Services (except Public Administration) 155 841
$25,061,000

Source: Statistics of U.S. Businesses, 2011

Return to Top Size of Establishments

Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area

Sector Number of Employees
<20 20-99 100-499 500+
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting
3
0
0
0
Mining, Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction
5
2
0
0
Utilities
1
1
0
3
Construction
134
7
1
1
Manufacturing
76
28
7
9
Wholesale Trade
82
11
5
19
Retail Trade
140
17
7
60
Transportation & Warehousing
29
1
0
6
Information
39
3
3
10
Finance & Insurance
67
6
14
43
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing
102
4
6
13
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
305
20
5
14
Management of Companies & Enterprises
3
0
2
1
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation
122
8
3
15
Educational Services
10
0
0
0
Health Care & Social Assistance
159
23
7
31
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
32
8
7
5
Accomodation & Food Services
107
18
14
21
Other Services (except Public Administration)
131
7
1
16

Source: Statistics of U.S. Businesses, 2011

 

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Impact Fees

Currently, Carson City does not have any commercial impact fees.