The Civil War saw Nevada become a state, hence its moniker “the Battle Born State.” It’s officially the nation’s driest state, with some areas seeing less than four inches of rain a year. The Comstock Lode (America’s richest known silver deposit) was at the origin of the state’s financial success.
Its mining history is still apparent, with the economy still being driven by gold. The globally famous cities of Reno and Las Vegas attract tourists, gamblers, and more unscrupulous sections of society. Unsurprisingly, the state’s prime source of income is gambling. Nevada is the perfect state for small businesses related to tourism.