Nevada is a state commonly known for its expansive deserts and gambling industry. While it is the 7th largest of the 50 states, it is one of the least populated. Nevada’s largest city is Las Vegas; a destination well-known for its opulent casinos and exotic night life. Nevada is also the home of the Hoover Dam, and the country’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead. Aside from being a vacation hot spot, Nevada is also the 4th biggest producer of gold in the world behind China, Australia, and South Africa. In fact, Nevada supplies the U.S. with three-quarters of all the gold mined.
Despite the low population, Nevada boasts some of the top cities for warehousing services in the country. Due to its location, Nevada is one of the key places for companies to position their west coast distribution. From any of Nevada’s top cities, companies can service all of the 8 western states, and easily reach California along the I-5 corridor.
Reno and Tahoe Area
The Reno/Tahoe area is growing into one of the largest areas for warehousing services in the west. Due to its relatively mild climate, Reno is a great solution for storing products in an environment that is low in humidity. Since the weather is fairly consistent, products stored in warehouses are not subject to the drastic temperature changes of other states.
Reno has become one of the biggest distribution hubs of the west because of its central location. In fact, all the major cities on the west coast including, Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland, and San Francisco are all within an 800-mile drive of the Reno area. With easy access to I-80, your product can reach customers quickly, which means an increase in profits for your business. I-80 also intersects with the I-5 corridor, ensuring access to all major locations along the west coast.
Reno also has an international airport, servicing 12 major airlines, and access to the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads. The Reno Airport also has FedEx, DHL, and UPS on-site, making it a huge asset for companies in the area.
Due to its major advantages, the Reno area now plays host to warehouses for companies like Starbucks, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.
441 miles southeast of Reno is the vibrant town of Las Vegas. If Nevada is known for anything, it is the luxurious accommodations and exciting nightlife of the Vegas strip. Even though its proximity is a bit farther from the west coast than Reno, Las Vegas still has a very central location reaching both I-40 to the south, and I-80 to the north via I-15.
Warehousing services in Las Vegas, provide access to much of the west, especially with a direct connection to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area and I-5 corridor. With its south-eastern location, Las Vegas also opens up easy access to Arizona and Utah.
Another major reason to utilize warehousing services in the Las Vegas area and Nevada in general, is the taxes. Nevada is famous for having one of the best business tax climates in the entire country. While Las Vegas has been known more as an import city, rather than export, competitive commercial real estate prices are making it more of a contender with bigger hubs like Long Beach and Phoenix.
Two of the main companies with distribution centers in Las Vegas include T.J. Maxx and Global Experience Specialists.
With its mild climate and central access to every major city in the west, Nevada is quickly becoming one of the key places for warehousing services in the country. To learn more about how a Nevada-based warehouse will benefit your business, contact us today!