It takes a strong mix of local businesses to attract full-time residents. Our local economy thrives on summer and winter recreational second homeowners and visitors but depends on the growing local population for year-round sustainability. Because it is a residential-based community, all the professional services can be found here. Real estate offices abound! The building trades including hardware and home furnishings are well-represented, along with retail primarily geared to recreation, clothing, and gifts.
Resort casinos are an important business and attract locals and visitors. The Hyatt with the Grand Lodge Casino, Jim Kelley’s Nugget, and the Crystal Bay Casino with its Crown Showroom are all big draws. The Thunderbird Lodge, as well as the Ponderosa Ranch display in the Geno Menchetti Visitor Center, provide a great historical perspective on Incline Village and Crystal Bay. The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and its Nevada affiliate, Travel North Tahoe Nevada, is your best resource for lodging and North Lake Tahoe visitor information.