Our mission is to create a more vibrant downtown that is economically diverse, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, dynamic, beautiful, and resilient.
Three Pillars of Economic Development
Data & Information
Collect it, manage it, analyze it, and be a strong resource for it
Facilitate meetings, make introductions, be available
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.
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.
City blocks in Downtown Reno Business Improvement District
People live in downtown Reno
People work in downtown Reno
Businesses in downtown
Visitors to Reno-Sparks
Spent on retail, food and drink in 2017
Source: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Demographic and Income Comparison Profile, numbers from within BID boundaries
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