Exports are a rapidly growing part of Nevada's economy, with the Reno area quickly becoming a major manufacturing exporter Ð accounting for about a quarter of the state's total exports. Exports to developing countries like India, which is Nevada's second largest market, helps to support over 300,000 jobs in the state.

Job Creation

  • In Nevada, 308,100 jobs (18%) are supported by trade, including 39,077 jobs supported by manufactured goods exports in 2016.1
  • In 2015, 3,031 companies exported goods from Nevada of which 86% were small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2015, 49,200 people were employed by affiliates of companies at least 50% foreign-owned.2

Exports and Growth

  • Nevada exported $12.2 billion in goods to foreign markets in 2017. Nevada's largest markets in 2017 were:2
    • Switzerland ($4.7 billion)
    • India ($1.7 billion)
    • Canada ($1.1 billion)
    • China ($804 million)
    • Mexico ($607 million)
  • Agricultural exports are important to Nevada's' economy, totaling $121.4 million in 2016, according to the USDA.3
  • Since 2013, the U.S. Export-Import Bank has financed $79 million in exports from 23 companies in Nevada.4
  • Since 1971, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation has invested $393 million in Nevada companies for overseas investment.5

Education and Research

  • In 2015-2016, 992 Nevada students studied abroad.6
  • During 2017, 2,901 international students were enrolled in Nevada colleges and universities and contributed $78 million to the Nevada economy.6

Global Engagement

  • Since 1961, 1,035 Peace Corps volunteers from Nevada have served in dozens of countries overseas.7