Nevada Economic Activities

Nevada Economic Activities

Territory of North America, the state of Nevada comprises a thousand and one wonders that allow tourists a range of diversions, as well as interesting places to discover. Today, Nevada has become one of the favorite destinations for tourists when visiting the United States, thanks not only to the great nature it houses, but also, this incomparable North American county allows different adventure sports.


According to agooddir, about 90% of Nevada’s 195,868 hectares of farmland is used to grow hay, mostly alfalfa, to feed livestock. Other products that are grown are potatoes, onions and wheat.

Cattle raising

The livestock became the main economic activity of the state, although the harsh winters and lack of adequate transport infrastructure prevented it develop rapidly.

Nevada has large herds of cattle and sheep: according to data from January 1, 2006, there were 500,000 head of cattle and 70,000 head of sheep in the state. Most of these animals graze in the field in summer, while in winter they receive supplementary feeding.


The largest mineral deposits in the state are those of copper, oil, lead, gold and silver; there are also deposits of zinc, manganese, mercury, magnesium, molybdenum, tungsten, and barite.


Manufacturing industries produce printed materials, precision instruments, articles made of stone, clay, and glass, and industrial equipment. Food processing and the manufacture of rubber and plastics, primary metals, wood products, and chemicals are also relevant.


The main source of income is tourism, due to an extraordinarily liberal gambling policy and legislation that simplifies red tape in marriages and divorces as much as possible, with Las Vegas Reno being the main tourist centers. The economy of Nevada depends largely on the tourism: it is estimated that in 2000, tourists spent about three billion dollars in their casinos. Government services correspond to 12% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and employ approximately 130,000 people.


Wholesale and retail trade correspond to 15% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and employ approximately 246,000 people. Financial and real estate services correspond to about 18% of the state’s GDP, employing approximately 125,000 people.

Main cities

  • Las Vegas
  • Henderson
  • Paradise
  • Reindeer
  • Sunrise manor
  • North Las Vegas
  • Spring valley
  • Sparks
  • Carson city
  • Pahrump

Las Vegas


The city of Las Vegas occupies an area of ​​293.6 km2. The city is located in an arid area, surrounded by mountains with colors ranging from pink to gray. Being located in the desert, most of the terrain is rocky and dusty.

Altitude: 609 meters. Latitude: 36º 10 ’30 “N Longitude: 115º 08′ 11” W


Las Vegas has a desert climate with very little rain and extremely hot in the summer. City dwellers prefer to use tunnels, passageways, cars or monorails in order to avoid high temperatures. It is also common to find fans that shoot jets of wind and water down the street. Winters are cold and windy. Showers can occur, but less frequently, in the springand fall.


On a cultural level, Las Vegas is not characterized by much more than the culture of casinos and long nights, but everything has a place in this city that some describe as dreamy and others have dubbed the city of sin. Here we can visit hotels, casinos and countless establishments dedicated to leisure, as you may have already seen, but culturealso has a place in the city, little, but intense. The Natural History Museum Las Vegas offers visitors an insight into the wildlife, the dinosaurs and wildlife marina. In the dinosaur exhibition you can see a varied collection of mechanized specimens such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the king of predators, with more than 10 meters long. You can also see what the wildlife of the Mojave Desert is like with exact replicas of desert animals such as the rattlesnake, desert tortoises and some rodents. And you can also see live specimens of snakes, tarantulas, boa constrictors and scorpions among other species. The city also has an orchestra Philharmonic and a good dance company, although unfortunately people are not convinced, not because they are not good but because the city offers more avant-garde entertainment capable of seducing locals and strangers. The UNLV Performing Arts Center hosts theater, magic and dance performances among others.

The Jazz festival is one of the most anticipated musical events of the year as well as the traditional dance festival or the Mardi Gras carnival. And another event, perhaps more sporty but still remarkable, is the Better in the Desert (Better in the desert) a race of more than 1500km that lasts 5 days and that attracts drivers from all over the country.


Named by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, as the best destination in the world to play golf, the city of Las Vegas is home to more than sixty courses, each with particular characteristics and a series of attributes, the same ones that were designed by great exponents of this sport.

Nevada Economic Activities