The largest employers in the Carson Valley are GE and Starbucks. However, many people commute to Carson City, Tahoe and Reno for work. The long term residential rental market is strong in the Carson Valley, as long as your are talking single family homes and not multi-family. Like the rest of the Country we have had a large number of foreclosures and short sales. My experience has been that the families that have lost their homes to foreclosures and short sale prefer to live in single family detached homes. Even though their credit scores may not show it, many of these families are getting back on their feet and need homes to rent. They have been home owners in the past and often make excellent tenants.