Mohave County
May 2024
Volume 24 Issue 3

Mar 2023 | Business, General | 0 comments

Economic Development Journal of Mohave County celebrates 23rd year

Business, General | 0 comments

March 2023

MOHAVE COUNTY – This month marks the 23rd celebration of the Economic Development Journal of Mohave County.

Back Story

A major presence throughout the Tri-State region for more than two decades, the Journal is the brainchild of publisher Thom McGraham, and his wife, Shirín, an author in her own right who serves as both editor and contributing writer. They are hardly new to founding a new publication and successfully operating it over a long period of time in the region. 

Thomas founded and operated the weekly Bullhead City Bee newspaper in 1990 and the first issue came out in March of that year. The McGrahams discontinued that publication in 2016 and has continued to publish the Journal, which has been highly more profitable.


At one time, the Journal’s monthly readership eclipsed 120,000 until the advent of COVID – 19. As with other publications, the disease had an initial impact on the Journal’s readership; nevertheless, the Journal has rebounded and continues to enjoy a broad readership.


The Journal is widely read in Lake Havasu City, Kingman, Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, Mohave Valley, Needles, Calif., and Laughlin, Nev. It is distributed via attractive wire indoor racks and in front office lobbies of many hundreds of businesses in the above-named communities. Advertising rates are very affordable. For more information, please call (928) 577-2540.

Related Articles


MCC pioneers new real-world approach to education

Mohave Community College (MCC) is pioneering a new approach to education, focusing on real-world experiences and cross-disciplinary collaboration to better prepare students for the workforce. The initiative, led by MCC Electrical Technology Instructor Michael McKenzie and Carpentry Instructor Dan Underwood, aims to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that go beyond traditional classroom instruction.

read more

Arizona AG joins FTC and coalition of states to challenge merger of Kroger & Albertsons supermarkets

Attorney General Kris Mayes, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and a bipartisan coalition of states, today announced the filing of a lawsuit that challenges the proposed merger of Kroger and Albertsons. These companies are the country’s two largest national supermarket chains, and this merger presents a significant risk of reduced competition and higher food prices nationwide. In Arizona, the two chains are the fourth and sixth largest employers, with a combined 35,000 employees across 250 stores. The companies also operate under Fry’s, Smith’s, and Safeway brands in Arizona.

read more

NPS phases out ‘Trailer Village’ at Cottonwood Cove

The National Park Service (NPS) has set into motion a plan that will see the gradual phasing out of a longstanding trailer park on the shores of Lake Mohave. The Trailer Village at Cottonwood Cove, which has been a fixture in the area since the early 1970s, is set to be completely phased out by 2043. The decision was made as part of a new lease agreement between the NPS and Lake Mead Mohave Adventures— a company that oversees the majority of commercial operations within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

read more