Food Technology and Agribusiness in Yuma
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 the State of Arizona. The University of Arizona-Yuma Agricultural Extension offers multiple degrees in Food Production, Food Management and Food Safety.
Advantages All Advantages
(1/3 of Arizona Allocation)
Major Employers in Agribusiness All Major Employers
- Advanced Cooling Systems
- Americas Choice
- DSA-Yuma Cooling LLC (Driscolls)
- Earthbound Farm Organic
- Fresh Leaf Farms
- Lydia’s Specialty Fruit & Produce
- Associated Citrus Packers, Inc.
- Marlin Packing Co.
- Mission Citrus
- Medgood Dates Marthas Gardens
- and many others...
Cost of Doing Business in Yuma All Cost Information
Cost is a major consideration when a company chooses a location. Tax burden, utility costs, the cost of wages and workers’ compensation insurance, as well as rental costs for office and industrial space, are also factors. Yuma has consistently proven that it is a top choice of business owners.
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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.