Economic Development

Effective July 1, 2012 the Nye County Regional Economic Development Authority (NCREDA) began overseeing the Economic Development activities within Nye County.

Please visit Southwest Central Regional Economic Development Authority for further information.

Welcome to Nye County, Nevada

Where America’s great entrepreneurial spirit drives a positive attitude toward new endeavors and opportunities. Our diverse economy includes mining, agriculture, recreation, and an influential public sector.


Nye County and the Southwest Central Regional Economic Development Authority (SWCREDA) are currently working with faculty from the University Center for Economic Development, part of the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, to update elements of the County’s existing Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Please take a few minutes to complete this survey.  The survey itself has been divided into two sections, with Section 1 focusing on existing community economic development assets and resources and Section 2 focusing on existing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

2017 Nye County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (pdf)

Nye County is pleased to announce the submittal of its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration in July 2012. Click here to download.


Nye County initiated its CEDS process in January 2012. Through the CEDS development, Nye County has gained a greater understanding of the unique assets, socio-economic goals and objectives, infrastructure challenges, job training and education deficiencies, and business support needs of each of its communities and the County as a whole. Nye County’s commitment to the successful completion of the CEDS process was best evidenced by the direct involvement of the community leaders in each of the six main population centers within the County. As a result of these activities, Nye County identified regional projects, programs, and activities and developed an implementation strategy.

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