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Economic Development

The California Association for Local Economic Development awarded to the City the 2019 Economic Development Award of Excellence for the Gamechanger Category which identified the cities role in creating a new industry as an impactful economic development project that proved to be transformational to the community and local economy.

On behalf of our entire community, we invite you to explore economic investment opportunities in our city.  Needles has approximately 5,000 residents and is part of a larger region of some 120,000 people. Spanning three States (California, Arizona and Nevada) the Colorado River Region boasts some of the best fresh-water recreational opportunities in the Western United States.  It’s no wonder that some 6 million people visit the Colorado River annually.  Add to this over 5.5 million vehicles that travel Interstate 40 on an annual basis and it’s no wonder that our community has seen new commercial growth in the past year.

Take a look at the links to the left of this page especially our Retail Market Opportunities (that include demographic information) and our Economic Development Strategic Plan and learn why Chester’s Chicken, Subway, Dairy Queen, Colorado River Market and 99 Cents Only have joined our business community.

Our staff is prepared to assist you in your economic investment endeavors whether to build/remodel homes or bring a new retail, industrial or office entity to town.

Welcome to Needles!

Mayor Jeff Williams, M.D.

Economic development
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