Logistics & Distribution

Logistics & Distribution

icon-logisticsLocated on the border of four states (Arizona, California, Sonora, Mexico and Baja, Mexico) and two countries (United States and Mexico), 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.


Advantages All Advantages

Access to 52M consumers within a one day truck haul
Excellent back-haul opportunities east
and west bound
Supply Chain Management and Logistics Degrees taught by industry experts
Port of Long Beach is less than 250 miles and the Port of Guaymas is 174 miles from Yuma
13 major trucking companies serving the region


  • BOSE
  • Johnson Controls
  • Desert Depot
  • Pepsi Co.

Cost of Doing Business All Cost Information

Metro Area Accounting Clerk Forklift Operator General Clerk Heavy Truck Driver Office Manager Production Supervisor Shipping Clerk Warehouse Worker
Yuma $13.91 $13.84 $12.26 $15.43 $19.81 $22.61 $13.34 $9.82
Los Angeles $18.02 $15.99 $17.21 $21.36 $27.94 $35.78 $17.30 $14.61
Riverside/ San Bernardino $17.24 $15.35 $16.48 $20.36 $26.49 $33.76 $16.57 $14.05

Featured Incentives All Incentives

City of Yuma Economic Development Incentive Fund

The City of Yuma has created a performance based incentive fund designed to encourage new business development, business expansions and relocations.

Workforce Salary and Training Grant

Yuma’s Workforce Board offers programs that cover the entire costs of employee training, including teaching, materials, equipment and other expenses. Companies can additionally qualify for reimbursement of 50% employee salaries paid during training for up to 6 months.