Economic Development

  • 4FrontED Diamond
    The City of Yuma is full of sunshine with a youthful population, a growing economy, and a bright future.

The City of Yuma’s Office of Economic Development is taking a proactive approach to better address the increased demands and challenges facing our local businesses by shifting resources and time in order to enhance outreach and ombudsman services.

The City of Yuma welcomes you to its economic development website and invites you to learn more about a City full of sunshine with a youthful population, a growing economy, and a bright future.  Helping to usher in that future is a newly minted technology partnership with Siemens and anyCOMM that will elevate Yuma to “Smart City” status with an emphasis on the use of technology to improve public safety to all of the City’s residents and businesses.

The City of Yuma is located in Yuma County in southwestern Arizona and serves as the economic hub of the region.Yuma signals the gateway to Mexico which is only 20 miles south using the San Luis Port of Entry.  Through a newly formed venture and vision branded as 4FrontED, efforts are underway to look at a variety of issues impacting the region’s economy and identify areas of future opportunity.  The defined geographic area of 4FrontED includes Yuma County, Imperial County, CA, the municipality of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, and surrounding population from Algodones and the valleys of San Luis Rio Colorado and the City of Mexicali in Baja California. The estimated binational population is over 1,500,000. 4FrontED’s creation by local elected leadership reflects their recognition of an economic development truth:  to win as a community, you must first win as a region. 4FrontED is the collaborative vehicle to help move the binational region forward.           YUMA AT A GLANCE  Click on this link to view the City of Yuma demographics at a glance.     

To inform companies and the marketplace about the City’s economic development and business climate, the following information is presented on the following pages


Business Climate


4FrontED Region


Businesses Attraction

Business Assistance

Opportunity Zones

Site Selection Success

Smart City Technology

Contact Us:

Jeff Burt
Economic Development Administrator
City of Yuma
One City PlazaYuma, AZ  85364

Julie Engel
Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation
899 Plaza Circle, Ste 2Yuma, AZ  85365

John Courtis
Executive Director
Yuma County Chamber of Commerce
180 West 1st Street, Ste AYuma, AZ  85364

Nazzer O. Mendez  Robles
Executive Director/Director Ejecutivo
One City PlazaYuma, Arizona 85364