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.

May 11, 2018
Taxable Retail Sales: Yakima Valley Trends Indicator of the Month

More information about this trend and others can be found at www.yakimavalleytrends.ewu.edu/ Annual taxable retail sales represent one of the most important measures of the size and changes in a local economy. This measure often serves as a key proxy of total county economic activity, since consumption spending forms the largest part of any economy….

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May 10, 2018
YCDA Facilitates Tour Of Walmart Distribution Center

A group of 22 attendees from 15 different local companies enjoyed a glimpse into the inner workings of Walmart’s 894,000 square foot state-of-the-art distribution center in Grandview. Several folks from the facility’s management team broke into small tour groups after an informative presentation. The facility services 125 stores in the northwest and employs over 600…

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