Yuma County Economy

Victor Calderón/KAWC

Republicans in the state House voted Wednesday to allow employers to pay less to student workers under 22 years old. Students at Arizona Western College in Yuma say this would cause a financial burden for student workers.

Yuma's real estate market in good condition

Apr 6, 2015

AZED--After some lousy years following the housing market crash in 2009, Yuma’s real estate market is apparently in good condition and is expected to stay that way for the rest of the year.

KAWC’s Stephanie Sanchez speaks with Nova Home Loans Senior Loan Officer Daniel Jackson about the forecast for the local real estate market.

Executive Director of the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce Ken Rosevear announced recently that he would retiring from his position in phases within the next two years.  KAWC's Lou Gum asked Rosevear about stepping down as the Executive Director, business in Yuma County, local and federal politics, Yuma city elections, and the county's high unemployment rate...(originally aired 10/16/13)

This piece was featured in the October 16th Arizona Edition, which can be found in the related content section below.

San Luis Business Incubator

Oct 16, 2013
Michelle Faust

The City of San Luis, Arizona is working to build-up the strength of local small businesses.  One plan is to erect a "business incubator", a building meant to support the local economy by providing office space for businesses considering setting up shop in the area.  KAWC's Michelle Faust reports from San Luis...(originally aired 10/16/13)

This piece was featured in the October 16th Arizona Edition, which can be found in the related content section below.

Arizona Edition: Business in Yuma County

Oct 16, 2013
Maya Springhawk Robnett / KAWC Colorado River Public Media

On Arizona Edition, KAWC's Michelle Faust takes us to San Luis, Arizona, which is in the process of building a "Business Incubator" to help support the local economy.  On the topic of business, KAWC's Kim Johnson talks to local RV parks about Winter Visitors, the seasonal clientele who heavily support Yuma's economy.  Later, Ken Rosevear, the Executive Director of the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, talks to KAWC's Lou Gum about local and federal politics, Yuma city elections, and generating jobs in Yuma.  Also, as part of the Work Stories series, Special Education teacher