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Las Palmillas Shopping Center
Las Palmillas Shopping Center is located in Yuma, Arizona and is situated directly adjacent to Yuma Palms, a ±1,150,000 square foot Regional Shopping Center and offers a variety of local, regional and national retailers. Las Palmillas is conveniently located between two major I-8 interchanges with high interstate and arterial visibility.
Yuma is situated in the extreme southwestern portion of Arizona, bordered by Mexico to the south and California to the west. The Colorado River, the largest river in the desert southwest, forms the western boundary of the county. Central location and easy access to many of America's largest markets is key to Yuma's success. Interstate 8 bisects the county and provides an all-weather route from San Diego to the east coast. Federal and state highways give Yuma excellent access to most cities in Arizona and the Southwest. I-8 provides a direct link from Interstate 10, between Phoenix and Tucson, to San Diego, California. State Route 95 provides direct access to Interstate 10 to the north, continuing the Arizona/California border into Parker, Lake Havasu City, and Bullhead City. It also provides southern access to Mexico. Travel time from Yuma to metropolitan Phoenix is about three hours. The Southern Pacific railroad adds an additional means of transporting goods.
Another key factor is weather. Yuma holds the Guinness Book of World Record as the Sunniest City in the World, with sunshine 91% of daily hours. Yuma's sunshine and access to water are both significant factors as to why agriculture is Yuma's number one industry. In addition to being the Winter Vegetable Capital of the World, military and tourism have significant impacts on Yuma's economy as they are our number two and number three industry.
Yuma is now the largest city in Arizona outside the metro areas of Phoenix and Tucson. Yuma is the principal city in and the county seat of Yuma County Metropolitan Statistical Area. A county of over 200,000 residents, Yuma occupies 5,522 square miles on the far west side of Arizona, close to the US-Mexico border. With more than 65,000 Mexican residents coming to Arizona to work, recreate, vacation and shop, Yuma's proximity to the border is vital to its economy. In fact, in 2013, over 5.25 million people crossed through the San Luis border. According to a 2012 Yuma Sun article, Mexican visitors spent $271 million dollars in Yuma County with very little direct marketing to that region. As marketing efforts increase, the potential for revenue growth is limitless!