Approximately half of the total work force is employed in tourism-related businesses. The casino-gambling industry in nearby Laughlin, NV, provides a large portion of the areas approximately 35,000 jobs. According to the Arizona Department of Economic Security, the unemployment rate in Mohave Valley is only 5%, a figure which will doubtless attract even more residents. Arizona is a right-to-work state.
Neighbors Doing Business
Bullhead City, among Arizonas fastest growing communities, and Laughlin, Nevada, with its 11 major casino/resort hotels, attract over six million visitors annually. Lake Havasu City was established in 1963 as one of the nations first "planned communities." It is home of the historic London Bridge and has developed a multi-million-dollar economy around boat manufacturing, tourism and recreation.
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