Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) is the state-designated Regional Development Authority (RDA) for the Sierra Region of Nevada: Carson City (state capital), Douglas County, Lyon County, Mineral County, and Storey County. Established in 1981, the organization is a Nevada domestic nonprofit corporation. NNDA helps to grow and strengthen the region’s economic ecosystem, and facilitates business-to-business resources to support existing businesses.
Lake Tahoe surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains and overlooking the Carson Valley
(Photo Courtesy of Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce)
Reduced the Sierra Region’s industrial vacancy rate from 26% to 3%
Developed a pipeline of 900+ companies
Assisted over 100 relocating and expanding companies
Generated more than 5,000 new jobs (direct and indirect)
Created over $2 Billion in total Economic Impact
OUR VISION: A Prosperous, Resilient and Sustainable Economy for Northern Nevada
OUR MISSION: To influence, facilitate and support the ongoing growth and prosperity of the economic ecosystem of the Sierra Region of Nevada
OUR ROLE: The connector, navigator and problem solver between the Sierra Region’s business communities, government and the many resources to support business growth
Nevada’s Sierra Region is the Silver State’s third largest metropolitan area, includes Lake Tahoe’s south shore and encompasses a diverse set of industry sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, mining, health care, aerospace, rail, logistics, tourism, and many others. It has a land mass of 7,009 square miles and a population over 165,450.
Though the Sierra Region is very large geographically, its communities are all interconnected and interdependent. What affects one area, town, city or county, affects the entire region. This is quite different from traditional urban areas where economic impacts tend to be concentrated within a more compact geographic area. It is the reason that NNDA takes a regional approach to economic development for achieving successful growth of the region’s the economic ecosystem.
NNDA holds business events throughout the year:
The Business Edge™: Annual series of 10 business briefings which provide information, issues and trends of interest to the northern Nevada business community
Pioneer Awards & Gala: Annual fundraising event which recognizes individuals and business professionals whose contributions to economic development have helped Nevada’s Sierra Region