Economic Development

Elko County

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Video Tour of Elko County

With a population of more than 50,000, Elko County, located in the northeastern corner of Nevada, is a growing area with a high quality of life. It contains the cities of Carlin, Elko, Wells, and West Wendover as well as the unincorporated towns of Jackpot, Montello, and Mountain City. The area has a very strong sense of community and the citizens enjoy a satisfying four season climate, moderate cost of living, 120 acres of public parks, quality education and health care, and strong economic growth.

Elko - Video Tour
Elko is located on the Humboldt River in the west central part of Elko County. Elko is the largest urban area and center of commerce and government in northeastern and north central Nevada. Elko was listed in the 1993 book, The 100 Best Small Towns in America by Norman Crampton. The annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering draws in crowds from across the region. The town serves as the county seat for Elko County, the sixth largest county in the country. Elko is approximately halfway between Reno/Sparks (295 miles to the west) and Salt Lake City (237 miles eastward).Boise, Idaho is 246 miles north on State Route 223. The city encompasses a 10.6-square-mile area.

Carlin - Video Tour
Carlin is 271 miles east of Reno/Carson City, 24 miles west of Elko and 261 west of Salt Lake City. Its location off I-80 makes it a natural stopping point for motorists. Few places are as rich in the past and present of railroading as Carlin.

Wells - Video Tour
Wells is located 345 miles east of Reno/Sparks, 50 miles east of Elko and 187 miles west of Salt Lake City, withan elevation of 5,622 feet.

West Wendover - Video Tour
West Wendover is 120 miles west of Salt Lake City, 404 miles east of Reno/Sparks and 400 miles north of Las Vegas.