Gold and silver are our legacy. We mine things on the blockchain now, but we still have dirt under our nails. We’re a different kind of community. We do business differently. We remain grounded in our heritage while flooring it towards the horizon that calls us to tomorrow.
Our workforce is comprised of a hungry bunch of rabble rousers who're locked and loaded for the most innovative of industries. Thanks to our low cost of living and tireless support from the business community at large, we've created a student-friendly environment for decades to come.
"Reno went from being a wild experiment to a true strategic advantage for Bombora. Our growth would not have been as pronounced if we had followed the herd of our industry by launching in traditional markets, such as Seattle or Austin." -- Rob Armstrong, SVP Product and Co-Founder of Bombora
With a sharp focus towards software, information systems, computer science, mechanical and biomedical engineering, and other emerging fields (AI, Blockchain, etc.), our Tier I University of Nevada, Reno ranks among the top 5 fastest growing universities with the engineering department itself doubling in size in the last 3 years. With a student population of nearly 24,000, 76% of which stay in Nevada post-graduation, the university offers an unprecedented pool of fresh talent.
With the growing number of emerging industries and businesses moving to Northern Nevada, we're a community ripe with opportunities for passionate people and skilled workers. Whether you prefer working with your brains, your brawn, or both, we'd love to have you grab a beam and help raise this barn we call home.
Our laws are relaxed and our open land is plentiful. We find safety in our freedom, not so much in regulation. We're open for participation, but not for abuse. What we have here can easily be spoiled. We build our fences wisely while looking out for our neighbors.
Our government is as approachable as our populace. We can be in a lunch meeting with a county manager and, on a moment's notice, bring in a state Senator before capping it off by getting the governor on speaker phone. All before our food settles. (Yes, this actually happens here.)
We're all about easy access and freedom of movement. When we give each other room to move and grow, we work better together. This holds true for emerging companies just as it does anyone else. With no real existing pecking order and a collaborative spirit, tech-focused startups don't get lost in the crowd - they help shape our community.
We've been growing and making our own since time immemorial. The University of Nevada Innevation Center - a collaborative makerspace created to stimulate invention, entrepreneurialism, small business and startups - is a modern technological extension of our culture that's retrofitted to build connections between the university and the community.
Our tax structure is simple. Penalizing success makes zero sense out here. And with lower operational costs than other states in the West, Nevada stands firm to its pro-business tax systems and policies.
A small town feel with big city benefits. From Reno, you can be at UC Davis in two hours, San Francisco in four and Napa in three. We're within arm's reach of all that northern California has to offer, without the hefty price tag and grinding traffic. Moving a business here isn't as far-fetched as it may seem.
"Being so close to the global center of venture capital meant that I could get a request for a coffee in San Francisco tomorrow morning, and say yes. A 35-minute next-morning flight to Oakland and short BART ride and I was there." -- Allison Jennings, CEO of Filament
As much as we love this area, one thing is surely true - it ain't for everyone. Approachable government, a free-thinking culture and miles of uncharted territory make some people gun shy. However, who knows? Maybe it fits just right with the untethered vision of your future.