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.

October 4, 2019
Effective Communications, Conflict Management, and Effective Customer Service

October 24 – Effective Communications in the Workplace This  real world training will prepare you with strategies to communicate effectively in any situation at work. Using practical, hands-on activities you will learn techniques that help you be aware of your communication style, manage situations, find common ground and master image management. Cost is $150. Click…

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October 3, 2019
More Changes May Be In Store For Opportunity Zones

By Mary Burke Baker, Government Affairs Counselor, K&L Gates LLP, Washington DC The Census Bureau may make a liar out of all of us who have been saying that the Opportunity Zone designations are set in stone and won’t be changed short of a statutory revision to the OZ rules. Treasury officials are considering using…

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