In years past, other portions of Nevada, specifically the urban areas, have not fared well during recessions as their primary economic drivers were gaming/tourism and construction. The last recession was devastating to those portions of Nevada as unemployment hit a national high, housing markets crashed, and people left the state in droves. Fortunately, Northeastern Nevada has remained somewhat immune to these events and national outlets began to take notice. Have a look at what this article in the New York Times had to say, or this one from ABC.
Our nation is reeling from the effects of COVID-19. Here in Northeastern Nevada, we have remained largely unaffected as our population is naturally socially distanced at an average of 2 people per square mile. That is not to say we are 100% immune; however, in the 6 Nevada Counties that cover nearly half of the surface area of the state, we have had very few COVID-19 cases reported in relation to our total population. Total cases within the region account for roughly 1/10 of 1% of the population. Although not immune, we certainly seem to be resistant.
Onerous / Burdensome Regulation
Some folks may refer to us as rebels but the fact is, we prefer and advocate for local control in Northeastern Nevada. As a result, you will see a unique collection of counties who regulate based on industry and individual interests. Some of our counties offer a single layer of government that allow for rapid permitting and approvals, while some counties don’t even require permits that are standard outside of the region (i.e. Building Permits). As a result, you can theoretically begin building in one of these counties today!
Would your business thrive in a region resistant to these factors? Northeastern Nevada may be your next best decision! Just say when….