The City of Fallon
Population of Churchill County: 25,136
The City of Fallon’s economy has a thriving and diverse economy that is highlighted by the Naval Air Station base, flourishing agriculture and a growing emphasis on tourism, arts and recreation. The Naval Air Station Fallon was created in 1942, and the base has been the home of the Top Gun fighter pilot school since 1996. Surrounding Fallon, a network of farms and ranches are the base of a rich agriculture heritage including a new $85 million Dairy Farmers of America milk processing plant. Tourists come to Fallon to view the city’s immaculate and historic Oats Park Arts Center, which attracts artists, musicians and theater performances from around the world. Nature lovers come to watch one of the world’s most impressive bird migrations at Stillwater Wildlife Refuge.
And resident’s come to live in Fallon because of the family-friendly, small-town feel, tight knit community and flourishing business environment.
The county seat of Lovelock along Interstate 80 is Pershing County’s largest town and the center of this rural county’s economy. Surrounding Lovelock, rich mineral deposits of gold, silver, tungsten and other metals give life to a flourishing mining economy. Rye Patch Reservoir north of Lovelock is a center of boating, fishing, and recreation. From the reservoir, the Humboldt River winds through the county, giving life to alfalfa farms, cattle ranches and other agriculture.
Mineral County’s 11,000-foot peaks, beautiful desert lakes and remote mining ghost towns attract adventure-seeking tourists. But the center of the county’s economy is the world’s largest ammunition depot outside of Hawthorne, the county seat. Visitors and residents recreate at beautiful Walker Lake, and the county’s location near Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Nevada’s Capital Carson City and tourism meccas Yosemite National Park and Mammoth Lakes, make the county an accessible, and centrally located for tourism and business development.