All most people remember about Nevada is Las Vegas. Get closer, however, and non-neon spotlights shine on fascinating startups in Reno and all across the state.
Nevada has a lot of land, being the 7th largest state, but not a lot of people. In 1940, there were only 110,000 people in the entire state. Electricity from the Hoover Dam helped draw people, but gambling proved the biggest lure. Between the 1940s and 2003, Nevada was the fastest growing state in the country on a percentage basis.
Gambling means many things to many people. In Las Vegas, gambling means dice or cards. For the many startups in Las Vegas (see earlier Top 10 list) and in Reno and the rest of the state, starting a company is pretty dicey as well.
Tesla bet on Reno for their new battery factory in Nevada, and startups in the area bagged more than $38 million in 2016, so the desert remains a hot place to be for new companies:
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