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About The La Paz Economic Development Corporation (LPEDC)

The La Paz Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was established in 2010 to develop economic wealth for the well-being of our inhabitants through sustainable improvements in the region's standard of living.

In late 2011, leaders within the La Paz area embarked on a very challenging project to develop a regional economic development plan by partnering with Arizona Public Service Corporation to conduct their Focused Future II Strategic Planning process on a regional basis. Focused Future II offered a forum where regional potential was analyzed, cutting edge economic development initiatives were explored, and the community indicators were identified. The process goal was to bring citizens, landowners, agencies, policy makers, and other stakeholders together to develop the strategic plan.

The general public participated in several events that provided input to the process. One of the many outcomes of this strategic plan process was the creation of broad-based citizen and stakeholder committees called 'Action Teams'. These action teams were responsible for working closely with the La Paz EDC, APS and other partners to further identify and focus on strategic initiatives identified by the strategic process. Based on the analysis of the regional economy and economic opportunities, four priority strategic initiatives were identified, each with a list of strategies and goals.

  1. Growing the Regional Economy through Business Development
  2. Hospitality and Tourism as an Economic Opportunity
  3. Healthcare Expansion
  4. Community Development Promoting Quality of Live and Livability

This website with its listing of events and activities compiled as the La Paz Passport to Adventure is one of the responses from the Hospitality and Tourism Action Team



La Paz County is located in the middle of western Arizona, strategically positioned to serve the western United States. The county encompasses the towns of Parker and Quartzsite and the unincorporated areas of Salome, Wenden, Bouse, Ehrenberg, and Cibola as well as a major portion of the Colorado River Indian Tribes' reservation.

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1217 S California Ave #3,
Parker, AZ 85344
(928) 669-8272

http://www. lapazedc.com

We thank all our partners for their support.

For a full list of partners ... CLICK HERE

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