This page provides the latest feature content on Rural Nevada from Nevada Business Magazine, plus additional resources.
Latest Rural Nevada Industry Feature
The Possibilities of Rural Nevada: Economics Before, During and After the Pandemic
By John Seelmeyer
Originally published: https://www.nevadabusiness.com/2020/11/the-possibilities-of-rural-nevada/
According to the U.S. Census, places with populations greater than 2,500 and less than 50,000 are deemed rural. Based on information from the last Census, in 2010 Nevada ranked third in states that had the largest rural populations. Nevada’s rural population made up 5.8 percent of the whole.
Rural Nevada often doesn’t get as much media attention as metro counties Clark and Washoe. During booms and busts, the focus is more often on Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas. But Nevada’s rural economies are based on industries that usually continue to perform through economic downturns, like drive-through and drive-to tourism, mining and agriculture.
Recent Rural Nevada Industry Features
Spotlight on Rural Nevada: A Snapshot of the Silver State’s Frontier Nevada’s rural areas often get outshone or out-reported by their larger urban counterparts, which is an oversight for at least two reasons. [Read More]
Slow & Steady: Economic Development in Rural Nevada From McDermitt and Montello in the north to Laughlin in the south, Nevada’s rural cities struggle to foster economic development but desperately need it. Each locale differs, in terms of primary economic sectors, natural assets and location for instance. [Read More]
Rural Nevada: All Boom No Bust: The price of gold has been hovering around $1,300 an ounce lately, down more than 25 percent from its peak of over $1,800 in 2011. In times past, that would have been a sure signal for the bottom to fall out of the economy in many of Nevada’s rural counties. [Read More]
Rural Nevada Industry Resources
Rural Nevada Development Corporation (RNDC): A 501(c) 3 non-profit development corporation formed in January 1992 to serve the fifteen (15) rural counties, rural Clark and Washoe counties, and the twenty-seven (27) Native American tribes of Nevada.
Nevada Small Business Development Center: A statewide resource for business assistance, providing a unique array of services, expertise and training in all areas including starting, growth, and development of a business.