In the heart of the state and the nation, Nevada features an enviable richness of highly productive people, a diverse economic base of industrial, agricultural, educational and commerical enterprises, and a strong committment to the future. Story County is a leader in education, research, and technology through programs and services offered by one of the nation's leading research centers, Iowa State University, and the national research facilities that have located here. Residents enjoy world-renowned entertainment, athletics, cultural events, continuing education opportunities, and a wealth of indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities. In 1993, Nevada was designated 36th Best Small Community in America by a Prentice Hall Publication, "100 Best Small Towns in America". In 1995, Nevada moved to 26th "Best in America".
Story County Medical Center
The Story County Medical Center and long-term care facility is located at 630 6th Street. The medical center provides a broad range of services including a 24-hour emergency room, out-patient/in-patient services, CAT scan, public health and home care services, Women's Health Services, Outpatient Specialty Clinics, and air ambulance for air emergency transport.