It was a whirlwind visit to meet our new client, Mohave County. Located in an excellent area for development, Mohave County sits in the northwestern corner of Arizona with I-40 and Highway 93 running through.
Our team of Peter Brown, Creative Director; Chad Martin, Atlas One Database Administrator and myself, Keeley Sullivan, Account Manager; traveled to Kingman, Arizona (county seat of Mohave County) to meet with our clients Travis Lingenfelter, Director, Mohave County Economic Development Department; and Bennett R. Bratley, Program Representative also of MCEDD.
On our first day we visited with Lake Havasu City Partnership for Economic Development as well as the Lake Havasu Marine Association and Visitor Bureau, all before 2:00pm. Later that day we sat down with Bullhead Regional Economic Development Authority and the Ft. Mojave Indian Tribe to gain a better understanding of their programs, what economic drivers they have and so on. Later that evening we had a chance to sit down, relax and have dinner at the Hualapai Mountain Lodge with Bob Riley, Director, Kingman Airport Industrial Park; and Dr. Mike Kearns, President, Mohave Community College.
The second day was just as busy. We first meet with Bob Riley to have an overview of the Kingman Airport Authority and its goals. We were then given an amazing tour of the Airport Industrial Park and it’s businesses. We took a walking tour through Laron Engineering (a leader in machining, fabrication, millwright services, electrical equipment repair and manufacturing, new equipment sales, and predictive maintenance). After our tour we drove to The Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon sits in only two counties and Mohave County just so happens to be one of them. We were taken on an amazing helicopter tour over the canyon, given a boat ride up the river and permitted access to walk on out on The Skywalk, a U- shaped observation deck that spans 70 feet (21.34 meters) over the canyon’s rim and sits 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) above the Colorado River. A construction masterpiece, the glass—which is the only element that separates visitors from the deep canyon floor—weighs 1.2 million pounds (source: www.grandcanyonskywalk.com.)
We all left with such enthusiasm and excitement to be working with a great client in an amazing location. Here is to kicking of an exciting new project!