Economic Development / Vitality

About Economic Vitality

The Economic Vitality Division is responsible for implementing the Economic Vitality Plan and working with new and existing businesses to connect them to needed economic development services and resources.

Is your Business Ready for the NxLevel

NxLevel is a 15-topic hybrid course running over 11 weeks with 10 instruction sessions designed for entrepreneurs who want to expand an existing business and for those seriously considering starting a new business.  The program is offered August 10 - October 19th, Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  View the flyerLearn more about the training and sign up.   

Take the Nevada Speed Test!

Your help is needed to pinpoint the region’s most unserved and underserved homes and businesses. By logging on to www.nevadaspeedtest.org, a mapping tool which measures internet speeds, we can analyze home and business connectivity to identify strategies and funding solutions to improve our regional broadband infrastructure.

Beginning in April 2022, the Douglas County School District is partnering with the county to encourage parents and all community members to take the speed test. The goal is better internet connectivity for the entire community to do those things online that you want to do such as connecting with health care providers, remote work, streaming videos, homework, etc. Access the flyer for more info and to learn what to do if you have no available internet service.

Updated Economic Vitality Plan

Click here to access the two-page summary and PowerPoint

Business Spotlight Awards

Each year Douglas County presents Spotlight Awards to businesses in seven categories that reflect some or many of the principles that guide the Economic Vitality Program. Read about the businesses honored.  Watch the video.

Evacuation Checklist

With wildfires reoccurring from time to time in our surrounding our area, it never hurts to be prepared.  
    Business evacuation checklist
    Household evacuation checklist

Need Data?

The Nevada Economic Assessment Project provides a variety of socioeconomic data about the county. 

PPE for Businesses & Non-Profits

Douglas County through the CARES Act, has ordered PPE and sanitizing products to be made available to all businesses and non-profits within the county at no charge

The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce has agreed to be the primary distribution point.  All businesses and non-profits, can obtain the PPE, by submitting their needs at the link below and the Chamber will contact you with your scheduled pickup date and time.   To put in your request for supplies, please complete the survey here.  Send an e-mail for questions.  (updated 1-06-21).

Small Business Disaster Assistance Loans

Need help with your SBA funding application, contact our Small Business Development Center Counselor

     Kathy Halbardier, Rural Business Advisor
     Email Kathy Halbardier
     (775) 720-4428

Visit the Nevada Small Business Development Center  with links to information about Small Business Administration (SBA)  Disaster Loans, Business Resiliency Plans and other resources. 


Progress Video


   Progress

Tremendous Private/Public/Non-profit partnerships at the core of the Economic Vitality Program. To watch the video click here.

Business Survey

For the fourth year in a row businesses surveyed at the Critical Issues Conference in September 2019 indicated plans to add new positions and invest in capital or equipment. Access the survey here.  

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Contact

Lisa Granahan

Lisa Granahan

Economic Vitality Manager

Address:

1594 Esmeralda Ave. Minden, NV 89423

Map

Ph: (775) 781-3775

Fx: (775) 782-6255

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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