Economic Development

Lyon County Location/Market Access


Three primary transportation routes transect Lyon County; Interstate 80 parallels the northwest border of the county, and continues west to San Francisco (via Reno/Sparks) and east to Salt Lake City. U.S. Highway 50 also crosses east-west through the county, continuing westbound through Carson City, and eastbound through Ely. U.S. Highway 95A spurs off I-80 and runs north-south, passing through Yerington on its way to Las Vegas. Several state routes provide access to the rural areas. Approximately sixty regional and national carriers are available for shipments in and out of Lyon County.

Return to TopMileage to/from Fernley, Nevada

Location Distance
Reno, NV 35 miles
Sacramento, CA 166 miles
San Francisco, CA 253 miles
Boise, ID 390 miles
Las Vegas, NV 413 miles
Salt Lake City, UT 485 miles
Los Angeles, CA 551 miles
Portland, OR 608 miles
Phoenix, AZ 704 miles
Seattle, WA 781 miles
Helena, MT 853 miles
Cheyenne, WY 922 miles
Denver, CO 1,017 miles
Santa Fe, NM 1,534 miles

Source: Rand McNally Mileage Calculator

Return to TopThird Party Logistics

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.

Return to TopForeign Trade Zones

Northern Nevada has nearly 7,500 acres of Foreign Trade Zones. A Foreign Trade Zone is designated by the United States Customs Department and allows foreign and domestic merchandise to be admitted for operations such as storage, exhibition, assembly, manufacture, and processing, without being subject to formal Customs entry procedures, the payment of Customs duties or the payment of federal excise taxes.

Locations in Lyon County:
Crossroads Commerce Center

Contact us for information on how to be a part of a foreign trade zone.

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Mainline rail service from both Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads.

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Frontier NV Logistics
Frontier NV Logistics provides rail/truck transloading to the region's freight railroads, ensuring that all shippers and receivers throughout northern Nevada have access to efficient rail services. Frontier NV Logistics handles flat (centerbeam/bulkhead and standard), box, tank and hopper (open/covered) rail cars at its Sparks facility and provides local and regional drayage or works with customer to use their trucks for delivery and pickup.

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Access to regional bus transportation is available in Fernley by Trans Nevada Bus Lines and in Silver Springs and Yerington by KT Services.

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Silver Springs Airport

The Silver Springs Airport is located approximately 40 miles northeast of Carson City. This airport is a public facility serving the general aviation needs of northern Lyon County. The current gravel runway is 6,900 feet long and 150 feet wide. The potential for several on-airport, aviation related manufacturing operations are excellent.

Yerington Municipal Airport

The Yerington Municipal Airport is located approximately 70 miles southeast of Carson City. This airport also serves the general aviation needs of Lyon County. The airport has one runway 5,800 feet in length and 75 feet wide. There is also a 200-foot chevron on each end of the runway (total pavement is 6,200 foot) and a taxiway. The airport's an excellent facility for light- to medium-size business jets.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RTIA) is located a short distance from Lyon 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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