Economic Development

Nevada Location/Market Access

Centrally located in the Western market, Nevada is ideal for manufacturing, distribution/logistics, information technology and many other industries.  Collectively, Las Vegas, Reno, Sparks, Carson City and adjacent Nevada towns and business parks are less than one day's drive to more than 50 million consumers as well as to the major U.S. deep-water seaports serving the Pacific Rim.

Our unparalleled transportation infrastructure and market reach, combined with our zero inventory tax, are why top brands such as Amazon, Zappos, Wal-Mart, Levi Strauss & Co., Sysco and CDW chose to locate their warehousing, distribution and internet fulfillment operations in Nevada.

Source: Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development


With borders on five states, Nevada provides efficient transportation links to major western markets.

Return to TopMileage to/from Nevada

From To Reno To Las Vegas
Sacramento, CA 132 miles 562 miles
San Francisco, CA 218 miles 570 miles
Boise, ID 423 miles 764 miles
Salt Lake City, UT 518 miles 423 miles
Los Angeles, CA 473 miles 271 miles
Portland, OR 576 miles 1,189 miles
Seattle, WA 721 miles 1,261 miles
Phoenix, AZ 739 miles 289 miles
Helena, MT 887 miles 908 miles
Cheyenne, WY 954 miles 841 miles
Denver, CO 991 miles 745 miles
Santa Fe, NM 1,080 miles 634 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 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 Nevada 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

A foreign trade zone is a restricted access site authorized by the Foreign Trade Zones Board, which consists of the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of the Treasury. FTZs, upon activation under regulations of the U.S. Customs Service, are secured areas under U.S. Customs supervision and are located in or near a U.S. Customs recognized port of entry. Customs entry procedures do not apply even though FTZs are within the territory and jurisdiction of the United States. For more information visit:

Las Vegas is home to Foreign Trade Zone #89, foreign trade zones allow firms to bring foreign goods or raw materials for manufacturing and/or assembling into the United States without formal customs entry or payment of customs duties and government excise taxes until products leave the zone. If the final product is exported from the United States, no U.S. Customs duty or excise tax is levied. If the final product is imported into the United States, fees are only due at the time of transfer on the product or its parts, whichever is lower.

Foreign Trade Zone 126 is located in northwest Nevada (View Map), centered off the International Customs Port in Reno, Nevada. Our zone has been approved for Alternative Site Framework (ASF), providing maximum flexibility to potential zone users. Property covered includes southern Washoe county, all of Storey, Carson, and Douglas counties, northern Lyon county, and western Churchill county- roughly 5000 square miles of available FTZ space. ASF designation allows potential users the flexibility of location, as well as quick approval for zone activity.

Griffin Transport Services is the designated administrator on behalf of the Grantee, the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN).

Below are the forms and documents required to establish a foreign trade zone operation.

Information obtained from Griffin Global Logistics.  Please visit their website or blog for additional foreign trade zone information or contact us for information on how to be a part of a foreign trade zone.

Return to TopRail Service*

Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads service the Reno metropolitan area and provide efficient rail cargo distribution. Amtrak provides passenger service for Reno and Sparks travelers.

Southern Nevada's rail service is provided by Union Pacific Railroad. The line runs northeast/southwest through Clark County providing access to several industrial sites. The railroad provides intermodal service with daily switching frequency as well as standard boxcar and tank-car service.

Return to TopBus Service*

Greyhound Lines provides regional and national bus route system service. For more information visit

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) offers the following public transit services for the greater Reno/Sparks area. RTC RIDE is the fixed-route bus service; RTC INTERCITY is the commuter service between Reno and Carson City; RTC ACCESS is the paratransit service; RTC SIERRA SPIRIT is the downtown Reno circulator service; RTC RIDESHARE is a web-based service that uses advanced technology to make carpool matching easy, fast, convenient, and accurate.

There are many services designated to help visitors and community members get where they need to go including RTC Transit, RTC Paratransit, SilverSTAR & FDR, Mobility Training, Bike & Ride, Transit Centers and Park & Ride Facilities, and Transit Ambassadors. For more information, contact the Regional Transportation Center of Southern Nevada.

Return to TopAirports*

McCarran International Airport
McCarran International Airport is located only 5 miles south of Las Vegas, NV. Each day the airport handles approximately 101,002 arriving/departing passengers, 611,270 pounds of arriving/departing cargo, 1,428 aircraft operations, and 3,349 international passengers. The airport is a customs landing rights airport. There are four runways ranging in length from 9,765 - 14,510 feet. Four fixed-base operators provide a full range of services for private aircraft.

McCarran International Air Cargo Center, through its innovative partnership with International Aviation Terminals (IAT) of Vancouver, BC, has evolved into a major air cargo facility. McCarran Air Cargo facilities are capable of handling all aircraft types and its Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is attractive to international customers. Cargo growth will continue to play a significant role in McCarran's economic development well into the 21st century.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RTIA) is located a short distance from the Carson City area. RTIA is the nation's 63rd busiest airport. Everyday at RTIA approximately 10,000 passengers arrive/depart, 15,000 commercial airline seats arrive/depart, 130 commercial airline arivals/departurs take place, and 280,000 pounds of cargo arriving/departing. 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.

Reno-Stead Airport
Reno-Stead Airport s a general aviation airport located north of Reno. The physical facilities include two asphalt runways (7,600 ft. and 8,080 ft.) on 5,000 acres, lights, hangars and full services. Aviation Classics Limited is the fixed-based operator. In addition, the Nevada Army National Guard has an Aviation Support Facility at the airport, from which military training activities are conducted. Reno Stead Airport is home to the Reno National Championship Air Races every September.

*this is not a complete listing of services in the Nevada area, please visit each counties location/market access page for information specific to that county.