Parker's economy is based primarily on tourism, retail trade and services. The 16-mile strip of the Colorado River, between Parker Dam and Headgate Rock Dam, provides many water-based recreational activities and Parker's ideal year-round climate makes Parker a destination point for tourists and winter visitors. Parker also serves as the trade and business center for the Colorado River Indian Reservation and area small towns. Agriculture, historically the major economic base of Parker, continues to contribute to the economy.
The Parker Economic Development specializes in supporting local businesses while assisting organizations with expansion and relocation requirements. The Economic Development Department offers assistance with site location, community demographics and assistance in the Town’s permitting processes.
· County Seat of La Paz County
· Gateway to the Colorado River Recreation Area
· Arizona Western College & Northern Ariz. Univ. Satellite Campuses
· Situated 45 miles south of Lake Havasu City and 45 miles north of Blythe CA. on State Route 95
· Located 45 miles from Interstate 10 & 65 miles from Interstate 40
· Located on a Railroad Corridor between Riverside, CA and Phoenix, AZ.
· La Paz Regional Medical Center is Nationally Recognized
· A Major Center of Senior Citizen & Winter Visitor activity