Improving The Quality Of Life In The District

Improving The Quality Of Life In The District

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Economic Development

Our mission is to create a more vibrant downtown that is economically diverse, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, dynamic, beautiful, and resilient.

DRP State of Downtown
A summary of 2023 statistics and data
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Three Pillars of Economic Development

Data & Information

Collect it, manage it, analyze it, and be a strong resource for it.

Community Organizing

Facilitate meetings, make introductions, be available.

Main Street

Entrepreneurship, business development, ongoing education and training.

Six Strategic Initiatives

Property Inventory Database

Maintain robust inventory of parcels and addresses in the BID.

Target Areas for Revitalization

Identify sections of downtown to focus efforts and discover opportunities.

Coordinate with
District Leadership

EDAWN, City of Reno, Governor’s
Office of Economic Development,
UNR, SBDC, and The Chamber of Commerce.

Roundtables and
Stakeholder Meetings

Connect with owners, brokers, and developers, investors, residents, and the community at large in order to gather perspective on economic development priorities and 5-10-year vision for success.

Downtown Reno Urban Main

Coordinate with Nevada Main Street Program. Support downtown businesses, entrepreneurship, and a live/work/play urban lifestyle. Practice sustainability in Design and Economic Vitality

Downtown Reno
Information Packets

Resource for developers, investors, and businesses looking to come to Downtown Reno. Include stats, demographics, contact info, economic information, opportunities, e-Impact data, etc.

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Downtown Reno Development Map

Our Economic Development department tracks ongoing real estate investments, plans and developments in downtown Reno. The map below is a real-time look at activity since the Partnership was formed in 2018. Scroll around, zoom in and click on parcels to learn more about projects that have changed the landscape.

Downtown Reno Data

Our Economic Development department tracks census and demographic data to help builders, investors and entrepreneurs better understand what makes up the city’s core. Below are key numbers to help make sense of potential customers, residents and visitors your proposal or current business might attract.

Source: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Demographic and Income Comparison Profile, numbers from within BID boundaries

City Blocks in Downtown Reno Business Improvement District
People Live in Downtown Reno
People Work in Downtown Reno
Businesses in Downtown Reno
Visitors to Reno-Sparks
Dollars spent on Retail, Food, and Drink in 2017.

Contact Our Economic Development Department

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