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About HDA


Our vision for Humboldt County is captured in the ‘Shared Abundance’ scenario for the future. While mining, agriculture, and tourism are still the important backbones of the economy, they are now part of a diverse economy that is complemented by other industries such as specialist manufacturing, value added resources, logistic services, and renewable energy. This diversification has reduced exposure to the ‘boom and bust’ nature of commodity cycles. The region has become known for its ability to apply creative entrepreneurial solutions and capitalizes on challenges and new opportunities.

Winnemucca and surrounding areas have pulled together in a cohesive way to create a vibrant and responsive regional community. A diversified economy has allowed for greater community prosperity, and has reduced the gap between the rich and poor. There is an expanded sense of community and Winnemucca has transitioned into a cooperative adaptable community that is shaping its own future. It is an inviting community that has high levels of active participation, good community infrastructure and a healthy culture and spirit. This makes the community attractive to young people and professionals who see a future for themselves in Humboldt County.


To identify and develop economic improvement opportunities,  provide recommendations concerning economic development and improvement to the governing bodies of the City of Winnemucca and Humboldt County, and to assist in the attraction, retention, expansion, and growth of business that is compatible with the interests and concerns of the residents of Winnemucca and Humboldt  County.


  • Ensure adequate infrastructure to support existing and potential future business.
  • Diversify the local economy to maintain and improve the economic health of Humboldt County.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to develop additional public and private partnerships that enhance tourism and economic development.

About the HDA:

The Humboldt Development Authority is a partnership of public and private entities and individuals formed by a cooperative agreement between the City of Winnemucca and the Humboldt County Commission.