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Working in Storey County

  • Economic Development

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 & 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 Mars Pet Care, Storey County School District, NV Energy, Pittsburgh Paint, Wal-Mart, Tire Rack, James Hardie, GDiesel, Pet Smart, and Golden State Petroleum. Together, these companies alone have brought over 1000 jobs, ranging from entry-level to senior management, to Storey County.

If you are looking for a career opportunity in Storey County please visit the following:  Job Connect

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:



  • Real estate

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.


For information, or problems with this website, please contact: Storey County IT