Kingman May Become the Next Main Inland Port for United States
The Kingman Arizona area is best suited for the Inland Port of the Western U.S. because of the existing and proposed infrastructure improvements. Major companies have choose Kingman as it distribution and commercial hub due to its location and transportation systems.
Location is critical to business, whether it’s proximity to market, proximity to transportation, proximity to labor, or all these and more. The fact is, Kingman has these attributes.
Existing is the double mainline BNSF railway, which is presently being improved with a third mainline from the California coast, I-40 highway which is the heaviest traveled East/West Interstate in the U.S., U.S. Highway 93/I-11 now nearing completion as a four lane divided highway to coincide with the completion of the new suspension bridge at Hoover Dam as the North/South NAFTA/CAFTA route connecting I-10 to Mexico with I-15 to Canada and Kingman Airport where a runway built for training during World War II can land the largest jets.
Kingman also boasts four local acquifers: Detrital, Hualapai Valley, Sacramento Valley and the Big Sandy. The first three have had extensive studies done on them, with the final report due out in 2010 that shows we are only using 11,000 acre feet/year and re-charging 9,000 acre feet/year even during these past 12 drought years. The estimate is that there are 13 Million acre feet in reserves to a depth of 1200 feet and more than double this amount to the depth of bedrock. The Big Sandy acquifer is even bigger with a 1986 estimate, latest study, showing several Billion acre feet in reserves. I don’t know of any other area in the Southwest that can prove these amounts of water reserves.
Our area is crisscrossed with power lines and natural gas lines that are presently being added on to with additional power plants and proposed large solar & wind fields that will further enhance our ability to provide all the power & gas needed for industry, commercial and residential users.
The positives are numerous such as availability of tradable lands from BLM providing BNSF with control of the development, reasonable development costs in Mohave County without impact fees and with quick approval turnarounds, no inventory tax such as California has, also no high workmen’s compensation, unemployment insurance costs, or higher cost of living expenses, etc. that California has to deal with. The federal government’s willingness to monetarily assist in the development of this Western Inland Port further assures the viability of the proposed project at this site and aids in the land trade discussion.
Kingman Airport & Industrial Park – located five miles north of Interstate 40, along U.S. Highway 66, and adjacent to the main line of the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Rail Road – is home to more than 70 businesses, employing over 2,100 people. Our northwest Arizona location allows easy access Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix.
Mohave County is currently home to the Harley Davidson Proving Grounds, Honeywell, Goodyear, Guardian Fiberglass, American Woodmark, Wal-Mart Super Center, Home Depot and the Tru-Valu Distribution Center.
If you or your business is looking to relocate or improve on it’s exsisting foundation, make a trip to Kingman, check it out for yourself and contact us.
3001 E Andy Devine Ave
Kingman, AZ 86401
Cell: (928) 279-2015