Carson City has a diverse economy. It's regarded as the regional commercial and retail hub for Northwestern Nevada. The region emphasizes irrigated farming, livestock and mining of silver and other minerals. Carson City is also the state's leading manufacturing city. Some of the manufacturing industries which provide jobs are refurbished aircraft engines, calculators and computers, plastic moldings, fiberglass light poles, plumbing supplies and aerospace components.
The state of Nevada is often ranked as the #1 business-friendly state in the nation based on taxes, worker's compensation costs, electricity costs, total crime rate, number of bureaucrats, state minimum wage and right to work.
The service industry represents about 30% of the workforce and is the city's largest employment sector. The services industry primarily consists of gaming, hotel and tourism jobs. The second largest job providing sector is the government. Carson City is the seat of state government and is also a center for the federal government.
The state's "Train Employees Now" program offers customized training programs to help new and expanding companies train new employees. The Job Opportunities in Nevada organization provides training and educational opportunities for those looking for jobs. Nevadaworks program helps companies in developing the skills of their employees.
Details about Carson City, Nevada: The estimated median household income in 2007 was $50,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was near the nation's average. In Carson City, 19% of the adult population has earned a bachelor's degree or better.
The largest employers in Carson City are:
- State of Nevada
- Carson City School District
- Carson-Tahoe Hospital
- City of Carson City
- Nevada Department of Transportation
- Western Nevada Community College
- Carson City Nugget
- Casino Fandango
- Chromalloy Nevada
- Legislative Counsel Bureau
Provided below is a list of the leading non-agricultural job providing segments in Carson City:
- Trade, transportation and utilities
- Leisure and hospitality
- Professional and business services
Carson City businesses seeking assistance can contact:
- Carson City Chamber of Commerce
- Northern Nevada Development Authority
- Nevada Commission on Economic Development
- Nevada Department of Business and Industry
People interested in local business activities can visit NevadaAppeal.com.