Why Choose the Yakima Valley?

When you choose Yakima County, you choose success. You choose shovel-ready sites, inexpensive utilities and a world class transportation infrastructure that ensures productivity and rapid response to market demands.


A strong workforce and welcoming communities.

You choose responsive technical schools and colleges and a well-trained, prepared workforce. You choose public and private leadership that encourages growth; people and organizations ready to help get your company up and running as inexpensively and quickly as possible.

quotes_leftquotes_rightThere’s tremendous untapped potential in Yakima; there’s also tremendous room for expansion – you’re not constrained with respect to land.

Robert Wallace, CEO, Wallace Properties

An ideal location with diverse industries.

You choose the heart of Washington State; a burgeoning mecca for both recreation and industry with over 300 days of sunshine every year. Yakima County is #1 for agricultural production in the Northwest and home to a network of thriving communities supported by industry clusters as diverse and productive as its towns and peoples. Our top business clusters include agribusiness and food processing, logistics and distribution, manufacturing, aerospace, and healthcare.

Who we are.

Best of all, when you choose Yakima County you choose savvy, friendly communities and people as vested in your business and your success as you are. The primary objectives of Choose Yakima include supporting and growing local business, attracting and facilitating the expansion of new industry to our region, and developing and retaining a well-trained, prepared workforce.

September 10, 2018
YCDA’s “Choose Yakima Valley” Investment Campaign Gains Momentum As Investors Pledge Support

Yakima County Development Association’s Investment Campaign, Choose Yakima Valley, which officially kicked off in July, has been met with an overwhelming positive response from investors throughout Yakima Valley communities. Over its 30-year history, YCDA has served over 100 businesses annually, created 5,570 new jobs at 150+ businesses, and facilitated $490 million in investments in Yakima…

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September 7, 2018
Local Businesses Learn How They Can Increase Their Talent Pipeline Through An Apprentice Program

Over 45 attendees and 11 businesses converged on YV-Tech in Yakima in late August’s Roundtable. The event featured Employment Security Department’s Commissioner Suzi Levine, Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s (AJAC) Bri Durham, and L&I’s WA Apprenticeship’s Rachel McAloon. The panel provided information on apprenticeships and its future in Yakima and WA State as a pipeline to…

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