Blythe is located in the valley of Palo Verde, in the County of Riverside. Blythe has a total area of about 27 sq. kms. and situated 272 ft. above sea level. Agriculture is the largest sector of employment in the economy of Blythe. Businesses related to service industry, through campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, auto inspection, auto repair, childcare, cleaning, convenience stores, discount stores, gourmet shops and legal counsel is regarded as the second largest contributor to the economic development of the city. Blythe's relative location to a wealth of resources and major markets make it attractive for manufacturing and distribution industries involved in automotive, dairy, information technology, medicine, refrigeration equipment and telecommunicaion. The city is located near the Colorado river, and several facilities including sports goods outlet, sports medicine, barbecue equipment supplies, entertainment vehicle dealers are available for river sports enthusiasts.