Home of Naval Air Station Fallon, the U.S. Navy’s premier training facility, Churchill County is one of the few communities in the country that is 100% powered by green energy. Between geothermal, solar, and hydro-power, Churchill County is the center of the universe for the renewable energy industry.
Fallon, Nevada is located in Churchill County, the beautiful “Oasis of Nevada” in the Northwestern part of the state just one hour east of Reno and an hour-and-a-half from magnificent Lake Tahoe. As the gateway to the Great Basin, Churchill County boasts abundant hunting and fishing, bird watching, and breath-taking recreational opportunities. Centrally located in Northern Nevada, Fallon is only a short drive from some of the finest outdoor recreation areas in the country, as well as ghost towns, historical sites, and the historic mines of Nevada’s past.
A thriving agriculture industry with 60,000 acres of production agriculture, is home to 22 dairies that provide milk to the Dairy Farmers of America whole milk powder plant located in the City of Fallon. There is also a developing row-crop and specialty crop farm – local food movement, including a vineyard and Nevada’s only estate distillery, the award winning Frey Ranch providing spirits and wines “from ground to glass.”
Naval Air Station Fallon, is home to the Fighting Saints of VFC-13, the Desert Outlaws of Strike Fighter Wing Pacific and the Naval Strike Air Warfare Center, and serves as the Navy’s premier tactical air warfare training center. The 14,000-foot runway remains the longest in the Navy, making Fallon a one-stop training facility unequaled throughout the military. Over 3,000 active duty personnel, civilian employees and DoD contractors enjoy a high quality of life that is enhanced by the numerous facilities on base and by those within the surrounding areas.
The area has a strong, natural resource based economy with a surprisingly diverse population of skilled workers, a pro-business environment, easy access to rail (Union Pacific and Burlington Northern) and highway (US 95 and I-80) transportation corridors, just miles from the Tahoe Regional Industrial Center, home of the new Tesla battery plant.
Churchill County is also rich in green energy with highly developed geothermal resources, the newly awarded Frontier Observatory for Resource in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) research project that pairs Sandia National Laboratory with the Department of the Navy and the Department of Energy, advanced technology in solar power generation, and historic hydro-power generation. The community has abundant renewable resources and is perfect for meeting the needs of companies desiring the use of these prime resources.
Development opportunities in Churchill County include several large rail served industrial parcels in western Churchill County ranging in size from 10 to 640 acres. Most have electric, gas, and dark fiber at or near the site. There are many other large, non-rail served parcels suitable for development. A limited number of sites have existing access to municipal sewer and water. The Hazen and western Churchill County area have excess rail capacity and two branch lines operating in the area, the Mina Branch and Fallon Lead, with available switches already installed. Upon authorization of the Board of Commissioners, Churchill County can make available 250,000 gallons of water per day through the Ashbrook wastewater package treatment plant which can be relocated to any suitable site, as well as land and water that can be made available.
The City of Fallon has several parcels available in the New River Business Park, offering shovel-ready, customizable one-acre to fifteen-acre lots, with fully-built infrastructure and utilities. Fallon Municipal Airport, with a newly reconstructed 5,703—foot runway and new Automated Weather Observation System has just gone through a $4 million upgrade in facilities and equipment.
One of few rural communities with as much broadband technology, fiber is available throughout the community, including 96-stand dark fiber availability.
The Churchill County School District serves approximately 3489 students, and consists of one high school (grades 9-12), one middle school (grades 6-8), three grade level schools (grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5), and one early learning center (Pre-K). The Churchill County School District reflects the community pride and support for student achievement in academics, sports and extracurricular activities.
Fallon also boasts a local campus of the Western Nevada College, a comprehensive community college that serves more than 5,000 students each year across an 18,000 square mile service area. The college offers a diverse curriculum and multiple degrees. Leadership of the college is committed to being agile in their ability to create and implement needed training programs specific to companies interested in locating in the Northern Nevada region, and has recently built an Information Technology Gateway Training program to meet the IT needs of community businesses.
Banner Community Hospital operates a 40-bed facility along with full emergency and surgical facilities, and is home to a dedicated Care-flight facility for air transport. Fallon also has a Renown urgent care facility, many medical practitioners, and an emerging medical park.
Dairy Farmers of America recently built a $90 million dry milk-powdered plant that processes up to 2 million pounds of milk each day from local dairies, primarily for the export market. They ship several truckloads of dry milk to the Port of Oakland each day.
Fallon is ready for development and local leadership will personally walk your business through the location and start-up process. You are invited to visit this location and experience a small community with rural values, and world-class access; truly a modern-day Mayberry.