Doing Business In ... Reno, Nevada

Quick Stats

City Population: 210,000
Job Growth: 18.49%
Median Home Price: $330,113

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Praised for outstanding urban growth and revitalization, Reno, Nevada is known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", and a great place to start or grow a business. Reno's lack of personal or corporate income taxes play a role in attracting and sustaining many area businesses each year.  Both local and national magazines have named Reno as the "Best Place to do Business in America", the "Best Small City in America for Small Business", and among the top cities that combine "Quality of Life and a Business Friendly Atmosphere".  Although Reno was once known only for it's casinos, it's evolution to a diverse economic community with a growing workforce makes it a smart choice to develop a business.

Business Start-Up Assistance

Spending some time researching your idea, writing a business plan, and scouting a location will significantly increase your chances for success. There are a number of free and low-cost services that can help you get your business off the ground:

Review the Nevada Economic Development Authority's Guide to Starting a Business for detailed information on necessary steps to develop and grow a successful business in Reno.

Financing Your Business

The following organizations provide help getting loans and other types of financial assistance for businesses in Reno.

For general information on small business loans and financial assistance visit the Financing Your Business page.

Obtaining Licenses and Permits

To legally operate a business in the city of Reno, you'll need to obtain all necessary business licenses, operating permits and registrations.

In addition to city permits, you will also need to register your business with the federal government and State of Nevada. Visit the Nevada General Licensing page to learn about obtaining necessary federal and state licenses, permits and registrations.

Tax Credits for Small Businesses

Small business owners in Reno can take advantage of several tax credits.

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