Humboldt County Advantages
- Transportation Hub: Interstate 80, Hwy 95 and rail served by Union Pacific, BNSF, and Amtrak
- Winnemucca Municipal Airport: Non-commercial, 100LL and Jet A fuel. Two runways (4,800’ and 7,000’), two helipads, hangars and tiedowns.
- Major Rail Lines serviced by Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF, and Amtrak
- Streamlined government and permitting processes – truly business friendly
- Incentives tailored to meet the needs of new businesses providing primary jobs
- No debt, fiscally sound county management
Humboldt County Quick Facts
- Area: 9,626 square miles
- Oldest County in Nevada, created by the Utah Territorial Legislature in 1856
- Large convention and event facilities, home to regional events year-round
- The largest known deposit of Lithium in the US is located in Humboldt County
- With a mild, four-season climate, Humboldt County enjoys ample water sources and the largest river in Nevada, the Humboldt River.
A Little About Humboldt County
Humboldt County is located in the spectacular high desert region of north-central Nevada, bordered on the north by Oregon and by neighboring Nevada counties to the west, south and east. The County’s 9,626 square miles offer some of the most diverse scenery and wildlife in the state. Mountain and sand dune biking, hiking, fishing, ATV trails, exploring historical sites, hunting, and camping are enjoyed by locals and visitors.
The County is located in the rich gold mining belt of the Western U.S. and is the leading agricultural county in the State of Nevada with over 100,000 acres under cultivation. Manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics add to its economic stability. Employment opportunities are excellent and the business community is thriving. Tourism is also a large part of the County’s economic base with large numbers of visitors drawn to its wide-open spaces and popular regional events ranging from rodeos to classic car and motorcycle gatherings to Basque and Native American festivals.
Humboldt General Hospital, fully accredited, and extensively updated and expanded in recent years, includes Memory Care, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and an EMS unit with a fleet of vehicles, helicopters, and more than 50 paramedics, EMS RNs, advanced emergency medical technicians, and emergency medical technicians.
Companies locate in Humboldt County due to its pro-business attitude, available properties, stable and skilled workforce, attractive housing options, strong educational structure, and strategic transportation network.