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.

December 6, 2017
Sarah Truglio To Join The Yakima County Development Association Team

Yakima County Development Association is pleased to announce that Sarah Truglio has been hired as the regions new Business Advisor. Sarah will provide customized one-on one business advising, training, and marketing intelligence to companies, entrepreneurs, and startups throughout the Yakima Valley. The business advisor position is the result of a partnership between Yakima County Development…

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Redevelopment a Key Strategy in Economic Development

What do the Boise Cascade Mill site and Speedway site in Yakima, a hop field in Moxee, a former cattle feed lot in the lower valley, and the old Carnation Milk Processing plant in Sunnyside all have in common? They are all prime sites for redevelopment to support future business growth. But how do you…

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