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. Let us at the Yakima County Development Association assist.

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.

Choose Yakima County Development Association

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 21, 2021
Are You A New Professional To The Yakima Valley? Register Today For Our Spring Welcome Reception

WHEN: Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 5pm-6pm WHERE: The Kiln | 815 South 72nd Avenue, Yakima, WA 98908 COST: FREE WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Professionals who just moved into the area and are looking to network and learn about Yakima Valley’s events, entertainment, outdoor adventure, and other happenings! If you are a new professional to the…

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May 20, 2021
Northwest Harvest Announces New 200,000 SF Distribution Facility To Open In Yakima

Northwest Harvest today announced a major investment to build a new distribution center and free grocery store in the agricultural heart of Washington, the Yakima Valley. Northwest Harvest purchased a 10.5-acre parcel, formerly a drive-in movie theatre in Yakima. The site will become home to a new 200,000 sq. ft. food distribution center and a…

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