Parker is located in the Southwestern portion of Arizona, on the Colorado River. As a part of Arizona’s West Coast it is an ideal area for companies to relocate. Parker is a place of opportunity and growth in the state and is truly something new in the desert. The elected officials of the Town of Parker, many of them small business owners or managers, recognize the importance of small to medium size business and actively encourage and solicit new business to locate in our area.
The business climate in the Town of Parker and La Paz County, of which Parker is the county seat, is geared toward services and agriculture, with manufacturing/industry beginning to emerge. The service and retail business sectors are the major contributors to the financial soundness of this area through recreation and tourism. Agriculture follows closely with hay, cotton, melons and lettuce being the main crops. Water sports, fishing, hunting, rock hounding, golf and off-road activities bring many visitors into the area. Our mild winters entice many out-of-state visitors who return each year for a 4 or 6 month stay. Many rent or lease homes or stay in one of the excellent R.V. Parks.
Newer developments in this region include a truck body manufacturing plant, a carbon recycling facility, a transmix facility, a casino, three dairies, an ethanol production facility and numerous restaurants. These have joined the existing manufacturers of boating and water skiing safety equipment and clothing and a gravel and cement plant. The Arizona & California Railroad, a regional railway, acquired 240 track miles of railroad from Santa Fe Railway and have elected to make
Parker their headquarters. Their land holdings include an industrial park. The Parker Annex area at the junction of Arizona Highways 95 and 72, also offers industrial sites within the Parker Annex Industrial Park.
Property values in the region are in the moderate range and leased home sites are also available. Three major banking firms, two independent banks and a credit union look after your financial needs and are full service financial institutions.