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Benefits of RNO

Greater Reno-Tahoe Market Access & Distribution

International Services

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RTIA) is an important asset to the region, generating a total annual economic impact of $3.25 billion. The airport functions like a small city with over 2,600 employees working for a variety of companies. RTIA covers 1,540 acres. Six airlines and one charter carrier offer service at Reno-Tahoe International with 16,000 seats available through the airport each day:

  • Alaska
  • Allegiant
  • American
  • Delta
  • JetBlue
  • Southwest
  • United
  • Volaris

As the 67th busiest commercial airport in the nation, Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RTIA) serves more than 3.4 million passengers a year. Located only 5 minutes from downtown Reno and 40 minutes from some of the finest ski resorts and outdoor recreation in the world, RTIA is the Gateway to America’s Adventure Place. Free WiFi, free local calls, a cell phone waiting lot, and two dog parks are all part of the customer service culture at Reno-Tahoe International.

Currently, there are 122 daily arrivals/departures to and from RTIA to 15 nonstop destinations on 6 airlines with 12,600 commercial airline available seats arriving/departing every day to/from Reno. We connect at 12 major airline hub cities and offer direct or connecting service to anywhere in the world.

Located approximately 10 miles north of downtown Reno on 5300 acres, Reno-Stead Airport is a General Aviation Reliever Airport with two runways. Recent improvements have included a new Air Tanker Facility opened by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as well as 9,000 feet of new runway and upgrades to runway lighting.

Distribution Companies:

  • J.C. Penney
  • Wal-Mart
  • Microsoft
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Arrow Electronics
  • Publishers Group West
  • Dell Computers
  • K2
  • Aramark
  • Hobbico Corporation of America
  • Patagonia
  • GSI Commerce
  • Toys R Us
  • Urban Outfitters

Global Reach of Reno‐Tahoe Economy:

Foreign‐Owned Companies: 

  • Australia—Hydro Conduit Corp. (concrete pipe and box)
  • Canada—Anachemia Science (chemicals, lab and mining supplies) and Racan Industries (air handling products)
  • Denmark—Skagen Designs Ltd. (watches, eyewear)
  • France—Aventis Pharma (pharmaceuticals), and Universal Music Group (cd’s, cassettes, tapes)
  • Germany—BMG Distribution (prerecorded music), Boehringer-Ingelheim (prescription pharmaceuticals), Kassbohrer All Terrain Vehicles (snowgrooming tractors), Sarstedt (medical and scientific instruments), and Veka West (extruded vinyl windows and doors)
  • Israel—Ormat Energy (geothermal power)
  • Italy—ENEL Geothermal LLC (geothermal)
  • Japan—Molten USA (athletic equipment), USA Tsubaki (industrial conveyor chains), and Yajima USA (structural steel fabrication)
  • Netherlands—Eagle Picher Ind. Inc. (mining and earth processing)
  • New Zealand—Interlock (distributes window and door hardware)
  • Scotland—Coats & Clark, Inc. (threads, yarns, and sewing notions)
  • Singapore— Polyvision (optical lenses— injection molding, Vicor International (emergency, fire, safety, military equipment), and Gems TV (manufacturer and retailer of colored gemstone jewelry)

Truck and Rail Services

Reno is situated at a major crossroads for truck and rail services, facilitating next day and deferred services throughout the nation and many parts of the world.  Significant road feeder services available. 


With borders on five states, Nevada provides efficient transportation links to major western markets. Reno/Sparks, located in Washoe County, is at the hub of an extensive transportation network on two major highway corridors: Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 395. Shipments from Reno/Sparks to 10 of the 11 western states occur on a second-day basis.

Interstate 80 connects Reno/Sparks to Sacramento and San Francisco to the west and Salt Lake City to the east. U.S. Highway 395 runs northbound to Oregon, Washington, and Canada, and southbound to Los Angeles.

Barnes & Noble,, Patagonia, Wal-Mart, JC Penney and Kmart distribution centers located in Greater Reno-Tahoe, carry shipments over these routes daily.

Rail Service

Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads service the Reno metropolitan area and provide efficient rail cargo distribution. Amtrak provides passenger service for Reno and Sparks travelers.