Elko County

Quick Facts

  • Population: 53,000
  • Elevation: 5,066
  • 17,400 square miles or nearly 11,000,000 acres
  • 72% Public Land
  • 4th largest county in the continental US
  • Established March 5, 1869
  • University of Nevada established in the City of Elko in 1874

Northeastern Nevada produces the most gold anywhere in the United States, and is even among the top producers in the world. Its primary business hub is Elko County, which has about 53,000 residents and covers 17,400 square miles.

We have great communities and lots of thingsĀ people want to see as far as good schools, a community college, and a hospital facility that’s top notch. All of these things make it good for a business and its employees to come to this area. For companies with large shipping needs, the Northeastern Nevada Regional Railportā€™s Industrial Park offers choice land for new business.

The railport has a 57-acre, multi-modal transloading facility, which offers full-service transloading plus warehousing. With the railport, the Elko County Regional Airport and the proximity to the interstate as well as state highways, Elko County is the hub for a variety of modes of transportation.

  • Located on Interstate 80
  • Commercial Airport, two runways, hangars and hangar rentals, fuel (100 LL and Jet A), rental cars, shuttle service
  • Available water rights
  • No impact fees

Existing Industries

  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Ranching
  • Renewable Energy

Video Tour of Elko County

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