What do you get when you mix 300 days of sunshine, hundreds of miles of trails and a vibrant art scene with active venture capital firms, a slew of coffee shops, and a top-tier university? You get Reno, Nev., a place the Kauffman Foundation calculated has the most start-ups for a city of its size in the nation.
Reno has a unique geographic advantage — it is half-day’s drive from Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, but its traffic and housing prices are a world away from the gridlock and high rent of the Bay Area. Its world-class international airport and rail system allow businesses to reach millions of customers within a day’s distribution.
Companies like Apple, Microsoft Licensing, Patagonia and aerospace technology developer Sierra Nevada Corporation have already put down roots here. Here, in an infographic developed by The Abbi Agency for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, is a reason why many other start-ups and established companies are sure to follow suit. – The Abbi Agency