May 21, 2021

WHEN: Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 5pm-6pm WHERE: The Kiln | 815 South 72nd Avenue, Yakima, WA 98908 COST: FREE WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Professionals who just moved into the area and are looking to network and learn about Yakima Valley’s events, entertainment, outdoor adventure, and other happenings! If you are a new professional to the…

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May 20, 2021

Northwest Harvest today announced a major investment to build a new distribution center and free grocery store in the agricultural heart of Washington, the Yakima Valley. Northwest Harvest purchased a 10.5-acre parcel, formerly a drive-in movie theatre in Yakima. The site will become home to a new 200,000 sq. ft. food distribution center and a…

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December 11, 2019

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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October 4, 2019

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

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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October 2, 2019

YCDA recently attended Pack Expo, one of the largest packaging industry trade shows in North America, We met with over 25 Pacific Northwest companies and made 20 new contacts with organizations that indicated interest in learning more about our region or had key connections to local industry clusters Yakima County is home to a large…

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September 11, 2019

Economic variations can affect business dramatically. Fortunately, business-friendly programs like SharedWork can help you retain talent during an economic downturn, in the face of increased competition, or higher supply costs. Not to be confused with job sharing when two (or more) workers share the duties of a full-time employee, SharedWork allows businesses to reduce a…

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September 9, 2019

YCDA joined the Port and City of Grandview, local leaders, and stakeholders on Monday, August 26, 2019 for a Groundbreaking Ceremony celebrating the construction of Chino Valley Truck Wash, an agricultural grade tank wash facility scheduled to be operational sometime in the fall of 2019. The event was held at the Port of Grandview’s Puterbaugh…

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September 9, 2019

A team of local educators is nearly finished compiling a searchable database of all the career-based classes offered at high schools across the Yakima Valley. The Career and Technical Education advisory board, which YCDA is a member of, took on the task of creating the list. One of the benefits of having all the career…

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September 6, 2019

In three weeks YCDA will be at a packaging trade show meeting with companies that are interested in Yakima and Central Washington. We are going as part of the Eastern Washington Economic Development Alliance, a partnership between YCDA, the Grant County Economic Development Council, the Adams County Development Council, and the Port of Pasco. This…

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