When it comes to economic development, Mohave County is on roll.
Just after celebrating Chrysler's ribbon cutting at the Arizona Proving Grounds last week, where the automaker announced it was officially assuming ownership of the testing facility, word has come that a stalled warehouse project may be back online.
Wal-Mart officials have contacted the county about securing water for a distribution center planned for Interstate 40 between Lake Havasu City and Kingman.
Jonas Peterson, deputy director of Economic Development for the county, said, "That facility is slated to employ approximately 500 people when it opens. Securing the water isn't exactly a groundbreaking, but it certainly shows they are serious about building the distribution center."
According the Mohave County Public Works Director Mike Hendrix, Wal-Mart will pay a one-time hookup fee of $1,420 per gallon per minute for 200 gallons per minute, totaling $284,000.
The county has already issued grading permits, so with the water source locked down, work on the site may begin. County officials did not have a timeline on when groundbreaking might occur.