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.

November 16, 2017
Ross Shafer Back By Popular Demand

Six-time Emmy Award Winner Ross Shafer will return to Yakima to be the keynote speaker at Yakima County Development Association’s 33rd Annual Meeting Luncheon. “I filled one table at our YCDA Annual Meeting. I could have easily filled another if I would have realized Ross Shafer was going to be such a fascinating and engaging…

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Understanding Data and Trends – New Website Provides Insights

The new Yakima Valley Trends website will help promote more informed decision making by individuals, organizations, and governments throughout the Yakima Valley.  Never before has so much information about Yakima County been provided so clearly and intuitively. With easy access to 140 current trends and statistics in 11 categories such as tourism, demographics, health, housing,…

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