Economic Development

Carson City

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Carson City is a centrally located community situated in western Nevada and bordered by Washoe and Storey counties to the north and Douglas County to the south. Nestled along the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, Carson City offers an ideal climate and breathtaking beauty. Nevada's capital city offers great advantages including affordable housing, and abundant labor force. With a strong support of industry, Carson City has quietly become Nevada's leading manufacturing city with 14 percent of its workers in manufacturing, compared to the state average of four percent.

"The Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities" rated Carson City as the 19th best "micropolitan area" in the nation. The recent book "Boomtown USA" from the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties ranked Carson City in its top 50 communities in the West for the greatest opportunities for business, jobs and lifestyle and a favorite relocation spot for companies interested in low taxes, affordable housing and real estate costs and an abundant labor force.

Carson City was named the best western historical site in Nevada by the editors and contributing writers of True West Magazine in the October 2004 issue. The issue recognized the capital city for its many historical landmarks and Old West flair.

Carson City is the state capital of Nevada, which has time and again been recognized as the #1 business-friendly state in the country. This ranking is based on taxes, electricity costs, workers' compensation costs, total crime rate, right to work, number of bureaucrats, and state minimum wage.

Carson City is a favorite relocation spot for companies interested in low taxes, affordable housing and real estate costs and an abundant labor force.