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.

December 29, 2020
Business Plan Contest – $17,500 in Prize Money!

The Enterprise Challenge is an annual business plan competition for new and emerging companies in Yakima and Kittitas Counties. We believe it is a great way for Yakima County Development Association and the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate small business and support promising ventures in Central Washington. More than 225 entrepreneurs have competed…

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December 11, 2019
Zillah, Washington Poised for Significant Growth

Roughly 250 Acres in Zillah, Washington, sitting at the epicenter of wine country, will soon be open to mixed commercial and destination tourism development. The project will expand the city’s thriving commercial area along Interstate 82 with the construction of Vintage Valley Parkway, 11,000 linear feet of new roadway that will continue northwest through the…

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