Community Profile | City of Kingman

Western Arizona Economic Development District

City of Kingman

Background

Located in northwestern Arizona at Interstate 40 and U.S. 93, the future Interstate 11 corridor is the City of Kingman. Situated in the Hualapai Valley between the Cerbat and Hualapai Mountain ranges, Kingman was established in the early 1880s by Lewis Kingman. He located the route of the Santa Fe Railway through present-day Kingman.

Kingman has served as the Mohave County seat since 1887. Route 66, which runs through Kingman, offers the longest remaining preserved stretch of old U.S. Route 66 left in the United States. Located along Historic Route 66 in Kingman's heart are The Powerhouse Visitors Center and other interest sites.

Principal Economic Activities

Kingman is a regional trade, service, and distribution center for northwestern Arizona. Its proximity to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Grand Canyon West, and the Grand Canyon makes Kingman attractive for tourism, manufacturing, warehousing/distribution, and transportation industries.

Its higher elevation provides relief from the severe Mojave Desert heat without experiencing harsh winter conditions. The fully developed, rail-served Kingman Airport Industrial Park attracts manufacturers and distributors who wish to serve the western United States. Kingman's location allows a trucker to drive to Los Angeles and return in a single day.

Scenic Attractions

The scenic mountains around the Kingman area include the Hualapai Mountain Park and Cerbat Mountains, which offer hiking, picnicking, mountain biking, camping, dry lake sailing, and other outdoor activities. The Kingman and the Colorado River areas offer recreational and historical attractions such as Oatman and Laughlin. Kingman provides access and lodging for visitors to Grand Canyon West and its famous Skywalk.

Water recreation also plays a central role with the Colorado River, Lake Havasu, Lake Mohave, and Lake Mead, all within an hour's drive of Kingman. At the famous Locomotive Park, Kingman has a Multiple Resource Historic District with a developed walking tour and district map. Other interesting sites include Beale Wagon Road, Fort Beale Springs, and the White Cliffs Wagon Road.

Community Facilities

Kingman offers a broad range of community facilities including a resource center, a senior center, a museum and a library. Recreational facilities include ten parks, aerobic centers, two swimming pools, numerous lighted tennis and racquetball courts, shuffleboard areas, bocce ball fields, horseshoe courts, two golf courses and a bowling alley.

Local Resources

City of Kingman

Gary Kellogg
310 N. Fourth St.
Kingman, AZ 86401
Phone: 928-565-1259
Email: Gary Kellogg
Website: City of Kingman

City of Kingman Development Services

Bennett Bratley
7000 Flightline Drive
Kingman, AZ 86401
Phone: 928-565-1416
Email: Bennett Bratley
Website: Choose Kingman

Mohave County Economic Development

Tami Ursenbach
3250 Kino Ave, 2nd Floor
Kingman, AZ 86409
Phone: 928-757-0960 ext. 5965
Email: Tami Ursenbach
Website: Mohave Economic Development

Local First Arizona

407 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-956-0909
Email: Local First Arizona
Website: Local First Arizona

Arizona Commerce Authority

Statewide Economic Development Group
100 N. 7th Ave., Suite 400
hoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 02-845-1200
Email: Arizona Commerce Authority Information
Website: Arizona Commerce Authority Home Page

Last Updated by University of Arizona - Yuma (CAST): 04/21/2021

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