Economic Development

Douglas County Location/Market Access


There are two major transportation corridors serving Douglas County. Highway 395 passes directly through the towns of Minden and Gardnerville. The Lake Tahoe area is served primarily by U.S. 50 which connects Lake Tahoe with Sacramento to the west and continues east through Carson City where it intersect U.S. 395. The Minden and Gardnerville areas are connected to the Lake Tahoe area by State Route 207 (Kingsbury Grade).

Several local, regional and national carriers are used for shipment in and out of Douglas County to 80 percent of the 11-state western region on a next-day basis.

Return to TopMileage to/from Minden, Nevada

Location Distance
Reno, NV 50 miles
Sacramento, CA 127 miles
San Francisco, CA 212 miles
Los Angeles, CA 422 miles
Las Vegas, NV 453 miles
Boise, ID 470 miles
Salt Lake City, UT 564 miles
Portland, OR 622 miles
Phoenix, AZ 721 miles
Seattle, WA 795 miles
Helena, MT 933 miles
Cheyenne, WY 1,002 miles
Santa Fe, NM 1,085 miles
Denver, CO 1,097 miles

Source: Rand McNally Mileage Calculator

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Bender Group
Bender Group focuses on providing flexible logistics solutions, delivering excellent customer service and building partnerships with companies of all sizes to improve their supply chain networks, from raw materials to consumer delivery.

CEVA Logistics
CEVA Logistics is a leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions demonstrating core competencies in domestic and international freight transportation, integrated logistics management and information technology.

Hopkins Distribution
Hopkins Distribution Company is well known and respected for providing global logistics, distribution, and warehousing solutions for many clients across the United States. As a Third Party Logistics (3PL) specialist, they provide their clients with a wide array of highly technical yet cost-efficient options for fulfillment, distribution and warehousing challenges.

ITS Logistics
ITS Logistics is a Nevada based, third party logistics provider offering a wide range of supply chain solutions to local and national manufacturers and distributors.

Kuehne + Nagel
Kuehne + Nagel is one of the world's leading logistics providers. Across its global network of 750 offices in more than 100 countries, the company develops and delivers integrated logistics solutions of outstanding quality and operational excellence. Tailored to industry and customer requirements.

Legacy Supply Chain Services
Legacy Supply Chain Services is a third-party logistics provider with over 37 years of supply chain experience. Our expanded North American distriibution footprint includes of 6,000,000 square feet of dedicated and multi-client space in 50 locations, across 19 states and 3 Canadian provinces. Legacy's full-service solutions include: warehousing and distribution, international transportation, North American transportation, customs and complaince, and installation services.

OHL offers a comprehensive set of logistics solutions to support customer needs throughout the world.  Their services include transportation, warehousing and distribution, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and trade consulting services. 

OHL – Sparks, Nevada would like to share some great initiatives for warehousing and logistics services. Currently, OHL Sparks has approximately 150k ft2 available. Open rack and bulk storage. With this immediate space available, the OHL Sparks Operations Team is willing to fill at a very low cost - attractive rate.  This is for month to month as well as year to year deals. Please contact Jonathan Greer at or 775.412.0653 directly for additional information.

OnTrac transit day map from Reno, Nevada

OnTrac is the faster, more affordable way to ship Ground within the Western United States. Their Ground service network reaches over 63 million consumers and saves you a transit day over the national carriers. You pay for Ground service and your customers get it the next day.*

With over 20 years of experience, OnTrac has grown to become the largest regional package delivery company in the United States, helping distribution centers in Reno speed up their deliveries while boosting profits and customer satisfaction. Companies also benefit from lower surcharges, later pickups, fewer fees, and a money-back Service Guarantee, making OnTrac a valuable asset for your West Coast operations. 

To learn more about OnTrac, please visit or contact Christopher Reed at

*subject to volume requirements & special pickup arrangements.


Schneider Logistics
Schneider Logistics provides innovative transportation and logistics technologies that optimize supply chain visibility, flexibility, and profitability.  We provide our customers with the resources they need to be successful and the power to make informed decisions that are right for their business.  Where is your business taking you?  We’ll get you there.

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Passenger rail service is provided by Amtrak out of Reno or Sparks, 45 miles to the north. Freight service is provided by Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads out of Reno/Sparks, 45 miles to the north, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe out of Lyon County, 50 miles to the east.

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The Tahoe Basin portion of Douglas County is served on a contract basis. While there is no local bus service in the Carson Valley area, Greyhound Bus Lines provides regional service from Gardnerville.

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Minden-Tahoe Airport
The Minden-Tahoe Airport is a 990-acre general aviation non-towered airport. Built in 1942 as a military training base, Douglas County acquired the Airport and has operated it as a municipal airport governed by Douglas County Board of County Commissioners. The Airport serves a broad base of aviation uses from corporate to recreational flying. It is home to approximately 250 aircraft with 80,000 annual operation. It is also home to the Minden Tanker Base and the Sierra Front Dispatch Agency with primary mission of dispatching tankers to fires in the Sierra Nevada region.

Carson City Airport
The Carson City Airport has one 5,900 ft. lighted runway, one 3,400 ft. unpaved taxiway and one 2,600 ft., 35-foot-wide paved taxiway. No commercial services exist. Fixed-based operators in operation are Silver Sky Aviation, Weaver Aircraft, Shadetree Aviation and El Aero Services.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RTIA) is located a short distance from Douglas County. RTIA is the nation's 63rd busiest airport. Each day the airport handles approximately 17,000 arriving/departing passengers, 283,000 pounds of cargo arriving/departing and 420 aircraft operations. There are three runways, the main runway is 11,000 ft, the crosswind runway is 6,100 ft. and a parallel runway that is 9,000 ft. U.S. Customs and Immigration Offices are located on the airport premises. RTIA is a landing rights airport and Port of Entry. Three fixed-based operators provide a full range of services for private aircraft. Three fixed-based operators provide a full range of services for private aircraft. For more information, see Washoe County Location/Market Access.

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I-80 Winter Stats between Reno NV and Sacramento CA
Year Castle Peak
Snowfall Total
Number of
Snowfall Days
Total Days of
Chain Control
Total Hours of Chain Control
2015-16 451 inches 52 49 562 hrs 52 min
2014-15 148 inches (approx 28 inches after kv closed) 29 19 154 hrs 27 min
2013-14 211 inches 42 34 508 hrs
2012-13 263 inches 46 42 788 hrs 47 min
2011-12 335 inches 47 42 E/B - 410 hrs 43 min
W/B - 408 hrs 11 min
Year Number of Traffic Holds Westbound Number of Traffic Holds Westbound Under 30 Minutes # of Traffic Holds Westbound Over 30 Minutes Hours Traffic Was Held Westbound Number of Westbound Road Closures Hours Westbound Closed Due To Zero Visibility
2015-16 6 1 5 4 hrs 8 min 3 1 hr 4 min
2014-15 1 0 1 1 hr 50 min 0 0
2013-14 14 8 6 5 hrs 18 min 1 0
2012-13 17 8 9 10 hrs 32 min 2 0
2011-12 16 7 9 15 hrs 13 min 4 0
Year Number of Traffic Holds Westbound Number of Traffic Holds Westbound Under 30 Minutes # of Traffic Holds Westbound Over 30 Minutes Hours Traffic Was Held Westbound Number of Westbound Road Closures Hours Westbound Closed Due To Zero Visibility
2015-16 15 4 11 13 hrs 10 min 4 39 min
2014-15 5 2 3 8 hrs 28 min 1 0
2013-14 23 13 10 8 hrs 14 min 3 0
2012-13 15 8 7 7 hrs 49 min 1 0
2011-12 34 12 22 29 hrs 2 0

Source: California Department of Transportation (CalTrans)

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