August 9, 2018

Over $3.8 billion in taxable retail sales occurred in Yakima County during 2017 – an all-time high for the County. (See historical retail sales trends in Yakima County here). Taxable retail sales represent one of the most important measures of the size and changes in a local economy. This measure often serves as a key…

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August 8, 2018

Would you like to… •Reduce manufacturing time by 50%? •Reduce work-in-process inventory by 50%? •Improve on-time shipments by 90%? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this workshop is for you! Classes are also available in Spanish (click on the link below for more information) Principles of Lean Manufacturing with Live Simulation (Lean…

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August 8, 2018

Foreign Trade Zones provide multiple benefits that mean real savings for a business’s bottom line. The primary benefit is that commercial merchandise, both domestic and foreign receives the same Customs treatment it would if it were outside the commerce of the United States. Merchandise of every description may be held in the zone without being…

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August 8, 2018

When: August 29 7:45 to 9:30 Where: YV-Tech – 1120 S 18th Street, Yakima, WA 98901 Click here to register.   CubCrafters, Triumph Actuation Systems, and Pexco have piloted successful youth apprenticeship programs here in the Yakima Valley. This program, coordinated through West Valley High School, has gained statewide recognition as a solution to filling…

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July 20, 2018

Yakima County Development Association officially launched our Choose Yakima Valley 2019-2023 Investment Campaign on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. The new 5-year campaign aims to raise over $3 million for local business development, which is anticipated to bring 2,500 jobs to the area and nearly $93 Million in new earnings and payroll annually. Click here to view our Investment…

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June 13, 2018

Click here to visit the Yakima Valley Trends website for more data, trends, and demographic information. Tourism is often an important part of a community’s local economy, and since tourism goods and services are, by definition, purchased by people from outside the community, their spending represents new dollars injected into the local economy. The best…

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June 8, 2018

The Supporting Investments in Economic Development (SIED) fund recently awarded a $251,686 grant and $251,686 loan to the Port of Sunnyside to construct a rail spur to support Crop Production Services (CPS) new fertilizer production plant. The company broke ground on their new 13,000 square foot facility in May. The new plant sits on 10…

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June 6, 2018

A brand new GIS platform to display available sites and buildings in Yakima County and assist in the site selection process has been launched on our website. The new system provides users with a more intuitive interface and improved integration with the website’s content management system. To help companies and agents evaluate potential siting decisions,…

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June 6, 2018

On May 22, new residents to the Yakima Valley gathered at Birchfield Manor to mingle with other newcomers and learn more about services and amenities available in the Yakima Valley. The event is held twice a year as part of YCDA’s talent retention and workforce development initiatives and has become a well received event that…

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May 11, 2018

More information about this trend and others can be found at www.yakimavalleytrends.ewu.edu/ Annual taxable retail sales represent one of the most important measures of the size and changes in a local economy. This measure often serves as a key proxy of total county economic activity, since consumption spending forms the largest part of any economy….

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