In Q1, Reno-Tahoe International Airport saw 560,320 passengers, down 36% from 2020. The decrease is far from a surprise considering the pandemic, but officials say traffic is primed for a big comeback this summer due to new flights and "extreme" pent-up demand.
“It is no secret that Reno and the surrounding areas have been in growth mode the last few years," notes Sean Casey, a senior vice president for Angel Oak Home Loans.
"We’ve come a long way in 20 years. I see a lot of women in roles that 20 years ago would never have been heard of, and it makes me happy.”
“The most remarkable challenge is how busy every animal hospital is,” says Margie Quirk, owner of Lone Mountain Veterinary Hospital in Carson City. “I don’t ever remember being as busy as we are right now during this pandemic. It’s crazy busy.”
As the desire for coworking continues to increase across America among startups and entrepreneurs, here in fast-growing Northern Nevada, at least four new hubs have launched in the past year, including the first-ever coworking space in Sparks.
Before the pandemic, golf was in a rough spot with interest down and fewer regular golfers. COVID, however, has driven people to golf courses in droves — and the game has been on a roll ever since.
"What I definitely see is that we have a huge need for more mental health services. We’re extremely under resourced."
"We were the beneficiary of that turn toward entrepreneurship. From the second half of March of last year through today, there has been nothing but an upward trajectory," Greg Martin, president of Inc. Authority, told the NNBW's Kaleb M. Roedel.
Tom Stewart, owner of Truckee Meadow Herbs in Reno, says his suppliers are so swamped that all sorts of products are either delayed getting to his shelves or not showing up at all. It’s a hard pill to swallow for his business and plenty other retailers.
Togo's plans to open its first local franchise this year in Sparks. The company says Northern Nevada has potential for at least a dozen more restaurants, with Reno-Sparks, Carson City, Winnemucca and Elko as targets for expansion.