Key Industries

Yakima County’s assets are particularly well suited for key industries like food processing, warehouse/distribution, industrial machinery and supplies, aerospace, backoffice and health care industries.

Regional Cluster Top Assets Top Companies


Logistics and Distribution

  • Efficient market access
  • Extensive transportation infrastructure
  • No inventory tax
Walmart
Ace Hardware
Horizon Distribution
R.E. Powell
Quality Transportation


Food Processing

  • 12th largest agriculture production area in the nation
  • 39 commodities plus established suppliers/support services
  • U.S. and International market access
Smuckers
Seneca Foods
Del-Monte
Tree Top
AB Foods/Washington Beef

Industrial Machinery and Supplies
  • Innovative packaging and sorting machine manufacturers
  • Various industrial suppliers (metals, plastics, etc.)
  • Low cost electric power
Shields Bag and Printing
Irwin Research and Development
Kwik Lok
Marq Packaging
Sims Manufacturing


Business and Professional Services

  • Available high energy workforce
  • Available sites and buildings
  • Extensive telecom infrastructure
Costco
Arvato Digital Services
Med Assets
Wilkinson Corporation

Health and Medical Industry
  • New medical university
  • Award winning hospitals and specialized treatment centers
  • Center of Excellence for healthcare training
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Surgimark
Four regional hospitals

Aerospace
  • Highly skilled workforce
  • Two technical schools
  • Proximity to international aerospace cluster
Triumph Actuation Systems
CubCrafters
Pexco

Business Dynamics

Businesses Sales Employees
Total 1,304 $2,320,033 15,557
Agriculture/Mining 23 $6,018 111
Construction 67 $136,396 600
Manufacturing 47 $310,758 1,076
Transportation 36 $41,774 370
Communication 25 $61,225 396
Utility 5 $7,906 74
Wholesale Trade 55 $558,642 512
Retail Trade 269 $646,174 3,416
Home Improvement 11 $24,094 85
General Merchandise 7 $159,159 761
Food Stores - 33 $62,451 294
Auto Dealer/Gas Station Bus 59 $270,615 724
Apparel/Accessory 15 $5,336 43
Furniture/Home Furnish Bus 18 $20,724 102
Eating & Drinking 83 $53,259 1,224
Misc Retail 43 $50,536 183
Finance/Ins/Real Estate Bus 111 $97,265 610
Banks - 18 $31,017 177
Securities Broker 14 $18,719 56
Insurance 23 $21,524 119
Real Estate/Holding 56 $26,005 258
Service 510 $453,875 6,157
Hotel/Lodging 29 $36,414 587
Auto Services - 60 $99,542 523
Movie/Amusement 37 $63,951 1,565
Health Services - 32 $87,173 540
Legal Services - 52 $54,875 358
Education/Library 20 $0 520
Other Service 280 $111,920 2,064
Government 117 $0 2,208
Unclassified Establishments Bus 39 $0 27

2016 Labor Force by Industry

2017 Civ Pop 16+/Labor Force: 15,528

2017 Employed Civilian Pop 16+: 14,311

2017 Emp 16+ by Industry Base: 14,311

2017 Industry: Agriculture: 3,012

2017 Industry: Mining: 0

2017 Industry: Construction: 743

2017 Industry: Manufacturing: 702

2017 Industry: Wholesale Trade: 967

2017 Industry: Retail Trade: 1,676

2017 Industry: Transportation: 799

2017 Industry: Utilities: 21

2017 Industry: Information: 152

2017 Industry: Finance/Insurance: 233

2017 Industry: Real Estate: 112

2017 Industry: Professional/Tech Svcs: 357

2017 Industry: Management: 0

2017 Industry: Admin/Waste Mgmt: 511

2017 Industry: Educational Services: 742

2017 Industry: Health Care: 1,758

2017 Industry: Arts/Entertainment/Rec: 389

2017 Industry: Accommodation/Food Svcs: 910

2017 Industry: Other Services: 601

2017 Industry: Public Administration: 626

2017 Unemployed Population 16+: 1,217

2017 Unemployment Rate: 8