Yakima County Development Association’s Investment Campaign, Choose Yakima Valley, which officially kicked off in July, has been met with an overwhelming positive response from investors throughout Yakima Valley communities.
Over its 30-year history, YCDA has served over 100 businesses annually, created 5,570 new jobs at 150+ businesses, and facilitated $490 million in investments in Yakima County businesses.
As of November 6th, 98 businesses, stakeholders, and municipalities throughout Yakima County have invested a total of $2,393,000 (80% to $3M goal). YCDA is awaiting investment decisions from 55 prospects that we have already met with. With just a few weeks before Thanksgiving, the hope is to receive the investment decision of these 55 prospects before this holiday season begins.
“This funding will be leveraged by YCDA to continue creating new jobs and opportunities to grow our local economy,” said Executive Director Jonathan Smith. “We are grateful for the support of all our investors who have stepped up to the plate, attesting to the critical role YCDA has in facilitating economic prosperity.”
Visit our investment campaign section to learn more about the campaign. If you’re interested in supporting the campaign by becoming an investor, please call Terry Edmands at 509-575-1140 or write her at Terry@ycda.com.