Grass Valley and other cities of Nevada County are within a short driving distance to Sacramento, Reno and the Lake Tahoe basin. The City of Grass Valley has a population of approximately 12,000 people, Nevada City has a population of 3,050, Truckee over 16,000, and Nevada County has a population of 98,000. Click here for complete County statistics.
Established in 1980, the Grass Valley Downtown Association (GVDA) is both a special assessment district and a Main Street program, state and national. The Association is the only program of its kind in the Sierra. The district comprises the historic downtown with the colorful history of the Gold Country. The shopping area, with buildings dating back to 1851, has undergone a renaissance of renovation as a center for arts and culture, events, food and the most unique retail establishments in western Nevada County.
The Nevada County Economic Resource Council, in partnership with Workforce Connection, provides a business resource guide for new, existing and potential business owners in Western Nevada County. The guide contains information about regulations, financing, taxes, permits, and available resources for Nevada County businesses. Browse the Business Resource Guide.