Economic Development

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 partners to foster responsible economic growth in the area that will lead to more jobs and a better quality of life for our residents.

Scroll down to learn more about the opportunities Washoe County can offer.

For more information, contact Sarah Tone at 775-328-2721 or

Why Washoe County?

Washoe County is known for its business friendly climate. It is one of a few counties in the west that offers:

  • 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

The Washoe County Community Services Department also offers incentives that make it easy for you to transition, including:

  • economic development, construction, jobsStreamlined Permitting with Concierge Service
  • 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

Economic development bookletWashoe County Fast Facts

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

Did You Know?

Did you know how great Washoe County is

For more information, contact Sarah Tone at 775-328-2721 or