The Navajo Nation is centrally located within the major West Coast and Southwestern metropolitan markets. Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Oklahoma City are all within a 500-mile radius. Nearby regional centers of art, commerce, and government, including Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, El Paso, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe are accessible by short charter or commuter flights or by a few hours’ drive.
Interstate 40 follows the original Route 66 along the reservation’s southern border, providing convenient access to the reservation. Other truck routes and rail lines provide commercial transportation for the reservation. The Window Rock Airport serves private corporate jets, and most reservation areas are accessible by small plane. Commuter air services are available to gateway cities. Overnight package services such as Federal Express, Air Borne Express, and UPS make pick-ups and deliveries on the reservation daily.
Vehicular traffic flows along 8,500 miles of roads serving all areas of the reservation, from the major tourism and trading centers to scenic rural areas. The Navajo road network allows automobiles and trucks to reach any destination quickly. The Navajo Transit System provides public transportation throughout the reservation.Employers are capitalizing on the quality of Navajo-made goods and their value in outside markets. A prime example is Tooh Dineh Industries, “We are proud that we have been able to attract talented Navajo professionals back to the reservation. The technical skills and dedication of our work force has allowed us to do business with such Fortune 500 companies as Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Apple Computer, and General Motors and to produce products meeting the highest quality standards. As a result, Tooh Dineh Industries has become the largest electronics manufacturing firm in northern Arizona” states Jon Colvin, President-CEO, Dineh Cooperatives and Vice President-Treasurer, Tooh Dineh Industries.
The Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development
PO Box 663, Window Rock AZ 86515