Business and Economy

The median sales price of a single-family home in Reno is now higher than it was during the peak of the housing boom just before the Great Recession.

This surge in pricing is reminding many in the region of the thriving market of the mid-2000s, as well as the devastation the ensuing crash caused to Northern Nevada.

Rob Sabo

Tariffs enacted on softwood lumber imported from Canada are helping create a "perfect storm" of escalating construction costs in Northern Nevada. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the details.

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New home listings in Washoe County for April were down 13 percent from a year ago. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

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Taxable room revenues are up this spring in the Reno-Sparks area. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

Alexa Ard

Commercial cannabis delivery in Truckee has moved one step closer to reality. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

Nevada casinos have now reported three consecutive months when total win exceeded a billion dollars. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly breaks down the numbers.

Reno Facing Office Space Shortage

May 11, 2018
A lobby interior with a small staircase.
Sean M. Grady

A local development official says the low amount of Class A office space available is becoming an obstacle. Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

Outside of major metropolitan areas like the Bay Area and Seattle, Reno has one of the highest median home prices in the American West.

A senior stands at a table with food in front of him.
Anh Gray

Older Americans are much more likely to experience the burden of high housing costs. Washoe County Senior Services provides a variety of programs, serving more than 20,000 people in the region. The lunch program is one of the most popular with many, including Bud Matlock. He lives in public housing and shares his story with KUNR.

An image of marijuana in a display case at a dispensary.
Michelle Matus

The City of South Lake Tahoe will allow two cannabis "microbusinesses," a model being described as the "craft breweries of cannabis." Our contributor Kaleb Roedel of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has the story.

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