Economic Development

Lyon County

Business Overview | Demographics | EDA | Labor | Location/Market Access | Quality of Life | Utilities

Lyon County, Nevada is steeped in history, western lore, and tradition. It is also a region with beautiful golf courses, a wide range of motel and dining experiences, many new housing developments, new super markets and shopping experiences, numerous churches and civic groups, and limitless outdoor adventures such as fishing, hunting, boating, camping, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing -- just to mention a few!

Dayton/Moundhouse's close proximity to Carson City, well developed industrial parks and properties, and rural charm has attracted a collection of diverse companies not to mention the community's other amenities such as an Arnold Palmer championship golf course and an airpark with 5,351 paved feet. A community rich in history and the lure of the gold rush, continues to celebrate its past with special events like Dayton Valley Day's Cowboy Poetry and Rodeo and Santa Maria Days.

Fernley, just 28 miles east of Reno/Sparks on I-80, is strategically located as a north - south / east - west transportation hub for both highway and rail with close proximity to western markets. Several Fortune 500 companies have discovered Fernley's affordable industrial parks, large land parcels with rail and highway access. Fernley is also home to various industrial parks, including the Crossroads Commerce Center, a rapidly expanding 5,000+ acre institutional investment grade industrial park.

Silver City
Six miles south of Virginia City, Silver City is the third of the three principal communities on the Comstock Lode. A toll gate once stood at the head of town, in the rock formation called Devil's Gate, and extra teams were stabled here to help drag the heavy freight wagons up the long, steep grade to Virginia City.

Silver Springs
Silver Springs, situated on the intersection of Highway 50 and Alt. 95 - a network of interstate highways, an international airport (Reno - Tahoe) and a cross country rail line place Silver Springs just hours away from markets anywhere in the western marketplace. This is a rural community poised for development with plenty of available industrial and residential land.

Smith Valley
Smith Valley is a rural farm and ranch community located on SR 208. The valley is located near the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains where one can observe all kinds of wildlife and enjoy abundant outdoor activities such as camping, fishing and hiking. Alfalfa is the largest crop, however potatoes, onions, garlic, and grain crops are produced along with a number of cattle and cattle feed lot operations.

Yerington's majestic setting in an agricultural valley offers a quality of life that is a part of doing business. As the county seat, Yerington offers many urban amenities, municipal airport, prime business & industrial sites (some with rail) and complete infrastructure improvements.