The housing market and tightening of the commercial loan market has impacted the demand for building permits. Washoe County and the City of Reno saw valuation reductions by half from 2007 through 2009, with the number of permits also continuing to fall. Since 2010, permits and valuation have increased for all the entities. It may, or may not be the “Tesla effect” but construction is on the upswing across Washoe County.
Permitting is one measure of building friendliness, along with length of time, taxes and regulations. Reno consistently ranks as of the of best cities to live by Livability, as well as many other high business-related ranking. Follow national rankings tracked by EDAWN.