Business and Development In Washoe County

Washoe County is constantly working to provide a safe, secure and healthy community. To do that, we are active in the business community with our regional development partners to foster safe and responsible economic growth in the areas that will lead to more jobs and a better quality of life for our residents.

Why Washoe County?

Our Washoe County Community Services Development Services Teams are dedicated to service within the community. 
  • Streamlined Permitting with Concierge Service
  • Direct access to both elected officials and dedicated staff
  • Professional, knowledgable teams
  • Reduced project risk through problem solving mentality and staff dedicated to finding solutions 

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Our Business Friendly Climate

  • No personal state income tax 
  • No unitary tax
  • No corporate income tax
  • No estate tax
  • No franchise tax
  • No inheritance tax
  • No special intangible tax


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Fast Facts & Community Data

Population - 436,797
Elevation - 4,153
Median age - 37.5
Square miles - 6,551
Days of sunshine per year - 300
Avg. summer temp. - 87.9
Avg. winter temp. - 50.4
Established - 1861

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Nevada Incentives for Easy Transitions

  • Sales Tax Deferral
  • Personal Property Tax Abatement
  • Property Tax Exemptions
  • Nevada Hub Zone Abatements
  • Train Employees Now (TEN) Grant
  • Procurement Outreach Program
  • Sales and Use Tax Abatement
  • Payroll Tax Abatement
  • Property Tax Abatement - Recycling
  • Renewable and Energy Storage Abatements
  • Aviation and Data Center Abatements
  • Industrial Development Bonds
  • Made in Nevada Marketing
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