Nevada: Facts and Figures

Exports are a rapidly growing part of Nevada’s economy, with the state exporting over $10.5 billion worth of goods overseas in 2021, and international trade supporting nearly 418,000 jobs in the state.

Job Creation

  • In Nevada, 417,500 jobs were supported by international trade in 2019, representing 22.0% of all jobs in the state.1,2
  • In 2020, 3,247 companies exported goods from Nevada of which 85% were small- and medium-sized enterprises. In 2018, 57,500 people were employed by affiliates of companies at least 50% foreign-owned.3,4

Exports and Growth

  • Nevada exported $10.6 billion in goods to foreign markets in 2021, a 3% increase compared to 2020 driven by continued economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy.5
    • Switzerland ($2.1 billion)
    • Mexico ($1.6 billion)
    • Canada ($1.5 billion)
    • China ($1.2 billion)
    • Germany ($369 million)
  • Agricultural exports are important to Nevada's' economy, totaling $142 million in 2020, according to the USDA.6
  • Since 2014, the U.S. Export-Import Bank has financed $99 million in exports from 26 companies in Nevada.7
  • Since 1971, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation - which has been modernized into the Development Finance Corporation (DFC) - has invested $393 million in Nevada companies for overseas investment.8
  • Since 1992, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency has helped facilitate $65 million in exports from Nevada companies.9

Education and Research

  • In 2018-2019, 1,140 Nevada students studied abroad.10
  • During 2020, 2,642 international students were enrolled in Nevada colleges and universities and contributed $73 million to the Nevada economy.10

Global Engagement

  • Since 1961, 1,070 Peace Corps volunteers from Nevada have served in dozens of countries overseas.11