Economic Development

Churchill County 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

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.

Return to TopFinancial Resources

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

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 7.600
Property Tax* 3.0220

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

Return to TopChurchill County's Largest Employers

Employer City Industry Code # of Employees
Churchill County School District Fallon Elementary & Secondary Schools 611110 600 - 699
Churchill County Hospital Fallon General Medical & Surgical Hospitals 622110 200 - 299
Wal-Mart Supercenter Fallon Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters 452910 200 - 299
Churchill County Fallon Executive & Legislative Offices Combined 921140 200 - 299
L-3 Vertex Aerospace Fallon Other Support Activities, Air Transport 488190 200 - 299
Department of Defense Fallon Federal Government 928110 200 - 299
A & K Earthmovers Fallon Nonresidential Site Preparation Contractors 238912 100 - 199
Northrop Grumman Technical Fallon Other Support Activities, Air Transport 488190 100 - 199
Chugach Federal Solutions Inc Fallon Facilities Support Services 561210 100 - 199
New Millennium Building System Fallon Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing 332312 100 - 199
Highland Manor of Fallon Fallon Nursing Care Facilities 623110 100 - 199
City of Fallon Fallon Executive & Legislative Offices Combined 921140 100 - 199
Stockmans Casino Fallon Casinos (except Casino Hotels) 713210 100 - 199
Sikorsky Support Services Inc Fallon Other Support Activities, Air Transport 488190 90 - 99
Kennametal Inc Fallon Secondary Processing, Other Nonferrous 331492 80 - 89
Safeway Stores Fallon Supermarkets & Other Grocery Stores 445110 80 - 89
Depot Casino and Restaurant Fallon Casinos (except Casino Hotels) 713210 60 - 69
CC Communications Fallon Wired Telecommunications Carriers 517110 60 - 69
Churchill Council/Alcohol-Drug Fallon Residential Mental & Substance Abuse Care 623220 60 - 69
McDonald's Fallon Limited-Service Restaurants 722513 50 - 59

Source: Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), 2nd Quarter 2014

Return to TopMilitary Bases & Installations

Base/Installation Branch of Service City/
Total Civilian
Active Duty
Fallon Naval Air Station Navy Fallon/Churchill      

Source: Military Bases in Nevada

Return to TopFortune 1000 Companies with a Presence in Churchill County

Company Division Of Ranking Description Location
Industrial Machinery Fallon
Northrop Grumman  
Aerospace and Defense Fallon
URS Corporation  
Engineering,Construction Fallon Naval Air Station

Source: 2014 Fortune 500+ List

Return to TopIndustry Sectors

Fallon, NV Micropolitan Statistical Area

Sector Number of Establishments Total # of Employees Total Annual Payroll
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 2    
Mining, Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction 4 73 $4,517,000
Utilities 9 94 $7,712,000
Construction 64 318 $18,410,000
Manufacturing 19    
Wholesale Trade 17 101 $3,132,000
Retail Trade 72 865 $23,229,000
Transportation & Warehousing 21 388 $20,385,000
Information 6 47 $1,585,000
Finance & Insurance 36 176 $6,601,000
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 29 111 $1,770,000
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 45 356 $10,697,000
Management of Companies & Enterprises 1    
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation 24 133 $5,531,000
Educational Services 3   $359,000
Health Care & Social Assistance 44 890 $31,748,000
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 17 312 $5,689,000
Accomodation & Food Services 49 638 $10,052,000
Other Services (except Public Administration) 50 216 $4,793,000

Source: Statistics of U.S. Businesses, 2011

Return to TopSize of Establishments

Fallon, NV Micropolitan Statistical Area

Sector Number of Employees
<20 20-99 100-499 500+
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 1 1    
Mining, Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction 1 2   1
Utilities 2 2 3 2
Construction 61 3    
Manufacturing 16   1 2
Wholesale Trade 13 2 1 1
Retail Trade 48 7   17
Transportation & Warehousing 16     5
Information 3     3
Finance & Insurance 18 2 3 11
Real Estate & Rental & Leasing 23     6
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services 25 2 5 11
Management of Companies & Enterprises       1
Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Remediation 19 1 1 3
Educational Services 1     2
Health Care & Social Assistance 25 8 6 5
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 13 1 3  
Accomodation & Food Services 31 9 6 3
Other Services (except Public Administration) 45 2 1 2

Source: Statistics of U.S. Businesses, 2011

Return to Top Impact Fees

Churchill County has no set fees, each commercial project is looked at on a case by case basis. For more information, please contact Churchill County Planning at 775.423.7627.