Tourism is the primary economic generator for the area contributing 78 million dollars a year to the county
and providing 600 full time and 700 part time jobs for local residents.
The area is host to 2.4 million visitor days a year.
There are 400 guestrooms in our resort community for overnight visitors as well as 500 cabin rentals
and condo rentals which are rented out on a short-term basis. Accommodation occupancy during most of the year is
very high, 90% on holidays and weekends, but dips to 45% on weekdays.
Summer is the most popular tourist season with Winter usage growing.
There are virtually no Research and Development, Manufacturing, Wholesaling or Distribution employers
in the Arrowhead area. These types of businesses are located in the Valley below, a 30 to 60 minute drive for mountain residents. Estimates are that about 50 % of the employed people who live in Arrowhead and the surrounding communities commute down the mountain on a daily basis.
Major employers in the area can be divided into two categories:
Local Services Major Employers:
Visitor Services Major Employers:
A small list of shopping centers includes many retail establishments in the Arrowhead area and restaurants,
a growing collection of factory outlet stores, numerous antique and gift stores and a lumberyard.
There are two supermarkets, four convenience stores, five gas stations, two drug stores, and three full service banks.
Thirty minutes away at the base of the mountains are two regional malls, most auto dealerships
and all major warehouse, and home improvement stores.