These 2012-2010 rankings are a sure sign that the Reno Tahoe area is heading in the right direction, developing a strong diversified business economy as well as offering a quality of life that is second to none ! In 2012 alone the Silver State has witnessed a surge of activity in new business commitments and inquiries due in part to the local and state Government’s progressive campaign recruiting new business to Nevada, locally and globally. As a local I take for granted the fact that I wake daily to a view of the majestic snow capped Sierra Nevada mountains, amazingly deep blue skies, clean air and an average drive of “15″ minutes no matter where I need to go in the Reno/Sparks area! I see the future of ”growth” coming to Northern Nevada and I know that Nevada will share its beauty, outdoor lifestyle and community spirit with all who move here….a treasure soon to be discovered!
Greater Reno-Tahoe ranks high in many categories that contribute to overall quality of life.
Nevada ranks No. 3 Most Business-Friendly Tax Climate in the 2012 Business Tax Climate Index by Tax Foundation.
Nevada ranks No. 2 in the annual Small Business Survival Index by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council
Nevada ranks No. 7 for business costs and No. 6 for growth prospects according to Forbes’ “Best Place for Business”
Reno is in the Top 10 Luckiest Cities in America according to Men’s Health Magazine
Reno named among “America’s 50 Best Cities: Best Places to Live” by BusinessWeek Magazine.
Reno, Nevada Drivers No.8 “Best Drivers” in the nation according to the seventh annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report”
Nevada ranks high in U.S. Chamber of Commerce report “Enterprising States: Recovery and Renewal for the 21st Century”
Reno ranks No. 6 “Most Active City” in America by Men’s Health Magazine
Nevada ranks No. 6 in U.S. for Personal and Economic Freedom, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Nevada leads 15 states in the number of geothermal energy projects in development, Geothermal Energy Association
Nevada Ranks No. 10 Best State for Business, Chief Executive Magazine
Nevada ties with Georgia for Highest Entrepreneurial Activity in 2010 according to leading indicator the “Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity”
Nevada ranks No. 1 in the U.S. for LEED-certified buildings, U.S. Green Building Council
Reno Ranked No. 16 Best Place for Kids to Be on Christmas, Martin Prosperity Institute at Toronto University
Truckee, 30 miles west of Reno, named “Most well-rounded ski town,” Sunset Magazine
Reno ranks No. 7 on Newsweek’s “Surprisingly Green” List
Nevada ranks No. 4 best tax climate in the U.S. for 2011 by the Tax Foundation
Nevada ranks in the Top 15 States to Which American’s Would Most Like to Move for the first time since 2003 in a new Harris Poll.
Reno named among the Least Expensive Cities to Do Business by the 2010 Kosmont-Rose Institute’s Cost of Doing Business Survey
Reno named among the “2010 Best Towns” by Outside Magazine
Reno is named a 2010 Smarter City for Energy by the Natural Resources Defense Council
Sparks ranks in the Top 10 Small Cities for High-Tech Manufacturing
Greenopia.com Ranks Nevada No. 6 Greenest State
Chief Executive Ranks Nevada No. 5 Best State to Do Business
Men’s Journal Magazine Ranks Reno Among the Top 25 Cities for “Best Places to Live 2010″