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Reno, Nevada is the best location for West Coast distribution

Northern Nevada is the perfect distribution hub for your business

If you’re looking for a new West Coast distribution hub to reach more than 60 million customers with one-day shipping, look no further than Northern Nevada. Like California, Reno is a distribution hub for the Western United States, but it offers more benefits for traditional fulfillment, full omnichannel distribution and ecommerce fulfillment than its neighbor to the West. In fact, Nevada is even ranked the number one metropolitan statistical area (MSA) for job growth!

“You can reach 11 western states within one day with ground transportation,” said Mike Kazmierski, president and CEO of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada. “This makes us unique and attractive, especially as consumers’ expectations for shorter delivery times continue to accelerate.”


The state of Nevada: business-friendly, tax-friendly and corporate-friendly

Long known for its business-friendly climate, Nevada is home to companies such as Tesla, Panasonic, Apple, Amazon, Walmart, Google, PetSmart, Polaris, Switch, and Blockchains, LLC—who are leading the way in the state’s unprecedented growth.

Companies and West Coast distribution centers located in Nevada enjoy no corporate income tax, no personal income tax and no inventory tax. Nevada is also free of franchise, non-unitary state, inheritance, estate and intangible taxes. Utility costs are also significantly lower than neighboring California and the state offers access to every renewable energy resource including wind, solar and geothermal, making this the perfect place to do business.

Reno, NV distribution centers also reap the benefits of Nevada’s mild and dry climate. Products shipped in and out of the state are generally not subject to severe weather, meaning your products can last longer—both in cartons and on the shelf.

West Coast transit times from Reno/Sparks

One of the reasons Nevada is known as the distribution center “Hub of the West” is because we offer overnight delivery to nearly every major western U.S. city. Reno/Sparks is the center of an extensive transportation network on two major highway corridors: Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 395, reaching over 53 million people.

ITS is near the Reno/Tahoe International Airport, a major air hub for Western Nevada and Eastern California, and just four hours from the international and domestic shipping hub of San Francisco. Our region is served by Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads, each with intermodal yards and container freight facilities in the area. Northern Nevada is home to more than sixty-five LTL, truckload and small package carriers. The LTL and small parcel carriers are able to load direct schedules to all major metropolitan areas.

Higher education in Northern Nevada is leading to a growing workforce

The University of Nevada, Reno is a rapidly growing Tier 1 University right in our own back yard, Truckee Meadows Community College boasts more 30,000 active students, and Western Nevada College offers some of the country’s best vocational training—and they all contribute to a highly-educated and expanding work force in Northern Nevada.

Reno, Nevada is a great place to work, live and play

In addition to being a great place for distribution, it’s also an amazing place to live and work. In fact, Reno was recently named one of the 12 best places to live in America by Outside Magazine! Learn more about why so many people are moving to the Reno Tahoe area to work, live and play.

More and more companies are relocating to the Reno-Sparks-Tahoe region and it’s no accident. Built on a foundation for the growth of technology with our success in attracting advanced manufacturing, distribution and data centers, some of the biggest names in technology like Apple, Google and Tesla have already made the move to our region. Hear what executives from Switch, Clear Capital and Flirtey say about why they relocated their companies to Northern Nevada in the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada’s video “The New Nevada”.

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