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.

September 11, 2019
SharedWork Program Can Help Your Business Retain Talent During Economic Downturn

Economic variations can affect business dramatically. Fortunately, business-friendly programs like SharedWork can help you retain talent during an economic downturn, in the face of increased competition, or higher supply costs. Not to be confused with job sharing when two (or more) workers share the duties of a full-time employee, SharedWork allows businesses to reduce a…

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September 9, 2019
China Valley Truck Wash Breaks Ground at New Location in Grandview

YCDA joined the Port and City of Grandview, local leaders, and stakeholders on Monday, August 26, 2019 for a Groundbreaking Ceremony celebrating the construction of Chino Valley Truck Wash, an agricultural grade tank wash facility scheduled to be operational sometime in the fall of 2019. The event was held at the Port of Grandview’s Puterbaugh…

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