Economic Development / Vitality

About Economic Vitality

The Economic Vitality Division is responsible for implementing the Economic Vitality Plan and working with new and existing businesses to connect them to needed economic development services and resources.

Economic Vitality Plan 

Click here to access the two-page summary and PowerPoint.

Small Business Resources: 

Need help with your SBA funding application, contact our Small Business Development Center Counselor

     Kathy Halbardier, Rural Business Advisor
     Email Kathy Halbardier
     (775) 720-4428

Visit the Nevada Small Business Development Center  with links to information about Small Business Administration (SBA)  Disaster Loans, Business Resiliency Plans and other resources. 

Evacuation Checklist

With wildfires reoccurring from time to time in our surrounding our area, it never hurts to be prepared.  
    Business evacuation checklist
    Household evacuation checklist


Business Spotlight Awards

Each year Douglas County presents Spotlight Awards to businesses in categories that reflect some or many of the principles that guide the Economic Vitality Program. Read about the businesses honored.   Click on the award winning business names to watch each of the videos shown at the presentation ceremony.

2023 Spotlight Award Winners: 
*Mark Smith Tire Center (Les Schwab Tires) - Giving Back
*Legacy Land & Water - Preservation of Culture & History 
*CORE Construction - Partnership
*Barton Health - Innovation & Expansion

Progress Video


Tremendous Private/Public/Non-profit partnerships at the core of the Economic Vitality Program. To watch the video click here.



Nikki Rudelbach

Nikki Rudelbach

Economic Vitality Manager


1594 Esmeralda Ave. Minden, NV 89423


Ph: 775-782-6268

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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