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.

August 9, 2017
Be Our Guest! Industry Round Table Meet & Greet With Local HR Professionals

We hear from many companies that their people are their most important asset. When your business grows so does the need to manage human resources. In place of an August Industry Round Table, we are extending a special invitation to a meet and greet with local HR professionals hosted by the Yakima Valley HR Association….

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Leaders, Educators, Business Owners discuss STEM Initiatives

On August 2nd-4th approximately 100 leaders from education, business, and statewide organizations gathered in Wenatchee to discuss the current STEM landscape in Washington State. Members from all 10 Stem Networks in Washington State participated in sessions focused on three primary initiatives; Career Connected Learning, Early Mathematics, and Science and Engineering.

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