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.

 

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  • Future Appears Bright for MCAS

    In the face of federal budget cuts, some military bases have lost funding. Some also have closed. However, Yuma’s premier aviation training base, the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), has faced budget cuts before while continuing to accomplish its mission … read more

  • The City Of Yuma Welcomes Martech Medical Products

    By Mara Knaub, Yuma Sun staff writer, May 14, 2017 The City of Yuma welcomed another business, MarTech Medical Devices, to the community with a small event on Tuesday. MarTech, which assembles medical devices, will ship $100 million worth of products … read more

  • Egg-ceptional: Food processor Almark brings construction, permanent jobs to Yuma

    By Matt Harding, Sun Staff Writer,  Apr 9, 2017  (Photo by Matt Harding, Yuma Sun) Almark Foods, the Georgia-based egg processing company that will bring 100 full-time, year-round jobs to Yuma by spring 2018, had plenty of choices for its … read more

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  • Median Age

    31.3

  • Labor Force

    190,000

  • Bilingual Population

    48%