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.

December 14, 2017
More Business Expansion Announced By Port Of Sunnyside

Keeping with their goal to further enhance Sunnyside’s economic base, the Port of Sunnyside Commissioners approved the sale of 1.2 acres of Golob Landing property this past Wednesday, December 6, 2017, according to Executive Director, Jay Hester. “I’m very excited with the planned development which is the newest at Golob Landing since YV Tech in…

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December 6, 2017
Sarah Truglio To Join The Yakima County Development Association Team

Yakima County Development Association is pleased to announce that Sarah Truglio has been hired as the regions new Business Advisor. Sarah will provide customized one-on one business advising, training, and marketing intelligence to companies, entrepreneurs, and startups throughout the Yakima Valley. The business advisor position is the result of a partnership between Yakima County Development…

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