Leading Industry Sectors
Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC), a non-profit hospital, is the largest healthcare provider in Northwest Arizona. There are more than 1,800 employees, with 280 physicians/allied health professional, and 250 volunteers caring for the health needs of the community. KRMC has 235 beds in two campuses.
In 2010, KRMC became one of the first hospitals in the nation to become a member of the Mayo Clinical Care Network with access to Mayo Clinic medical expertise, research and specialized healthcare services. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering doctors residency training in family medicine and emergency medicine.
KRMC is the largest employer in Mohave County with a current annual payroll of over $130 Million. The employee base has grown by 80% in the last ten years and it continues to expand. The number of supporting health providers such as chiropractic; dentistry; laboratory services; physical therapy; and wellness centers; etc. are growing as well.
Public Service / Education
As the county seat of Mohave County, it stands to reason that public service and education is a leading industry in Kingman. There are over 3,700 people employed by Mohave County, the City of Kingman, Mohave Community College, Kingman Unified School District, Kingman Academy of Learning, and various state and federal agencies with offices in Kingman.
Police protection within the area is provided by the City of Kingman Police Department and Mohave County Sherriff’s Office. Fire services are provided by Kingman Fire Department, Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District, Golden Valley Fire Department, Pinion Pines Fire Department, Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire District and the Hualapai Nation Fire Division.
Education is important within the Greater Kingman Area, with a number of districts offering preschool through twelfth grade education along with charter and private faith based schools. The Western Arizona Vocation Education District (Joint Educational Education District) provides high quality career and technical education within the public school system to assist students be better prepared for the workforce. Mohave Community College offers programs that provide students with the skills, training and education for rewarding careers and the academic foundation to go on to a university for higher degrees. Mohave Community College also partners with Northern Arizona University to offer a seamless transition for MCC students continuing on to NAU.
Tourism / Retail / Services
The Greater Kingman Area offers a prime location for all types of recreation including camping, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, ATV’s/off road trails, rock climbing and has access to the nearby Colorado river with boating, fishing, and white water rafting. There are also casinos nearby for gaming and adult entertainment.
There are over 1,500 hotel/motel rooms within the Greater Kingman Area with some offering meeting/conference facilities. Retail and service businesses include Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Bashas’ / Safeway / Smith’s Supermarkets, numerous travel centers and restaurants.
Manufacturing / Logistics
Manufacturing has been an important part of the Greater Kingman Area economy for decades, and is becoming recognized as Northwest Arizona’s Business center. The Kingman Airport and Industrial Park has manufacturer’s producing high value-added goods from metals, composites and plastics. Companies such as American Woodmark, Goodyear, Honeywell Aerospace, and Laron Engineering have facilities within the Kingman Airport Industrial Park. Nucor Steel and McKee Foods have facilities within the area, but outside of the park.
Manufacturer’s and distribution facilities have overnight access to larger markets in Southern California, Phoenix and Tucson, and Las Vegas. They benefit from this proximity to market along with competitive business costs, business friendly regulations and an abundant labor pool and an active lifestyle.
In 2011 The Kingman and Mohave Manufacturers' Association (KAMMA) was set up as non-profit employer association dedicated to serving businesses in the manufacturing and service industries by providing a forum where issues, ideas, needs and solutions can be explored, shared and implemented.