A $3.2 Billion/year agribusiness industry forms the foundation of Yuma County. Yuma’s Agribusiness sector is responsible for supplying the United States with 80% of its winter, leafy vegetables while also being the largest producer of crops in Arizona.

Yuma is home to two of the largest military installations in the country. The U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground is the nation’s premier ground and weapons testing facility. Marine Corps Airstation- Yuma is the country’s foremost Marine Air Base.

Home to Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson Controls, Shaw Carpets, Associated Materials, and International Paper, Yuma, Arizona has become a strategic location for prominent manufacturing operations on the west coast.

Located on the border of four states and two countries, Yuma is a natural transportation hub with over 52 million consumers within a one day truck haul east/west via Interstate 8 or north/south via US Highway 95.

The Quality Jobs through Renewable Industries program is designed to stimulate new investments in manufacturing and of renewable energy companies, including solar, wind, biofuel, geothermal and other renewable technologies.

Yuma, Arizona boasts a seamless border region with our partners to the south in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. The communities on both sides of the border share workforce and resources to make for strong industrial and logistics sectors.

Building & Land Sites

GYEDC Yuma County Available Buildings are now located here:
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All News Happening In Yuma

  • UA Ag Center using drones to survey farmers’ fields

    Posted: Sunday, July 12, 2015 1:15 am | Updated: 8:24 am, Mon Jul 13, 2015. By Kevin G. Andrade, Yuma Sun staff writer For two and a half years, the University of Arizona Agricultural Center in Yuma has been hovering on the cutting … read more

  • F-35 training, logistic systems ready to go

    By Sgt. Lillian Stephens, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing | Posted: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 6:27 pm The U.S. Marine Corps’ F­35 program took another step forward as two key capabilities were delivered to support … read more

  • Education, business sectors gather at summit

    By Sarah Womer, @YSSarahWomer | Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2015 7:21 pm At the discussion Yuma County Superintendent of School Tom Tyree (pictured center) addresses a question posed by Arizona Business and Education Coalition President and CEO Dick Foreman (pictured … read more

International Trade in Yuma

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