REGIONAL NEWS: Nevada, Utah, Colorado Home To Leading Metro Areas, Analysis Finds

Reno, Nev. was ranked #1 overall as the top performing metro area in 2019, according to Area Development magazine.

By Noah Glick | KUNR Public Radio

Reno, Nevada was ranked first overall as the top performing metro area in 2019, according to Area Development magazine.

The Mountain West is home to some of the top performing metro economies in 2019, according to a recent report by Area Development magazine, a publication focused on corporate site selection.

Topping the magazine’s overall rankings is Reno, Nevada, which, as the report notes, boasts a total employment rate more than triple the national average.

Tom Harris, an economics professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, says more investment in technology helped bring a new energy to the city and a region that was hit hard by the Great Recession.

“You have this high tech going on, but you also have this older age people going on, which really are an input to our health sector,” Harris said.

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