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.

May 1, 2019
Wapato Winery Named U.S. Small Business Administration 2019 Rising Startup of the Year

SEATTLE, Wash.‑‑Fortuity Cellars of Wapato has been selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2019 Rising Startup Small Business of the Year for Washington state and Northern Idaho. The award will be presented at the annual SBA Region X Gala during National Small Business Week on May 8 in Seattle. Fortuity Cellars is family-owned…

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April 4, 2019
YCDA Gains Insights on Hosting Site Visits at Department of Commerce Best Practices Meeting

Yakima County Development Association recently participated in the Department of Commerce’s Best Practices meeting, Spring Session, in Olympia. Newly appointed Director of Washington State Department of Commerce, Dr. Lisa Brown, visited and welcomed the group. Additional Department of Commerce representatives were on hand to discuss everything from budgets and reporting to legislative updates and opportunity…

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