October 3, 2018

Yakima Valley College is launching a new program to help your employee develop the skills they need to collaborate with others in a modern global economy to direct the flow of goods, manage inventory, and apply supply chain best practices. This certification exposes students to the skills needed for quality design, implementation, and process improvement…

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September 10, 2018

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…

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September 7, 2018

Over 45 attendees and 11 businesses converged on YV-Tech in Yakima in late August’s Roundtable. The event featured Employment Security Department’s Commissioner Suzi Levine, Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s (AJAC) Bri Durham, and L&I’s WA Apprenticeship’s Rachel McAloon. The panel provided information on apprenticeships and its future in Yakima and WA State as a pipeline to…

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September 6, 2018

Yakima County Development Association (YCDA) is in Washington DC this week at an Opportunity Zones summit. The Opportunity Zone program was included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and is designed to provide tax incentives to investors who fund businesses in underserved communities. Investors are able to defer paying taxes on capital gains that…

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September 5, 2018

By Jonathan Smith, CEcD Executive Director Yakima County Development Association If you are a growing manufacturing company in Yakima County, your business may be eligible for a credit on its B&O tax. The tax incentive provides a $2,000 credit against the businesses B&O Tax for each new qualified employment position with annual wages and benefits…

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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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