Working in Storey County
Tourism is a driving force for Storey County’s economy. Over 1.6 million visitors flock to historic Virginia City, Gold Hill, and the Virginia and Truckee Railroad each and every year. The already proven and healthy tourism market today combines with a rapidly growing industrial sector that promises strong growth potential. Both locally based, family-owned companies and large corporations do business in Storey County. The county’s major employers include:
- Golden State Petroleum
- James Hardie
- Mars Pet Care
- NV Energy
- Pittsburgh Paint
- Pet Smart
- Storey County School District
- Tire Rack
Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center
The Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center represents the biggest thing to happen on the Comstock since the gold and silver rush. This new industrial center, one of the country’s largest, is already home to major, national companies, and in the Fall of 2004, Wal-Mart selected TRI as the site for its new regional food distribution center. Construction for the Wal-Mart distribution center began in the summer of 2005. The facility employed approximately 500 people when it first opened. Storey County takes pride in the fact that Wal-Mart, an internationally prominent company, has selected our county as the site of its new regional food distribution center.
County officials continue economic diversification activities while also promoting the popular tourist draw of Virginia City. To find out more about Storey County economic development initiatives, please visit the following:
Nevada continues to be the fastest growing state in the country. To support this growth, Northern Nevada communities have witnessed incredible increases in both commercial and residential developments. Storey County is no exception.
Industrial development in Storey County centers on the much celebrated Tahoe-Reno Industrial (TRI) Center. This development is heralded as the largest industrial park in the country, over 80 million square feet, and boasts an environmentally and technologically sophisticated infrastructure. TRI Center is a mixed-use development, consisting of a wide range of industrial, office, and commercial businesses with build-to-suit space.
Residential developments in Storey County offer unique home choices ranging from quaint Victorian style homes to log homes and modern architecture. Communities in Storey County include bedroom communities of Reno/Sparks, such as Rainbow Bend to Virginia City Highlands, a suburb of Virginia City, which allows citizens to own acreage and custom home sites zoned for horses.