The Yakima Valley: An Ideal Location For Business

Chinook Tower in Downtown YakimaThe warm, dry climate in Yakima is conducive to a wide variety of industries and is well suited for today's active outdoor lifestyle.

Land is affordable and water is plentiful. Historically, the Valley has attracted a large labor force that is readily available and willing to work. The area has shopping choices comparable to other major metropolitan areas much larger than ours.

Advanced educational opportunities include Yakima Valley Community College, City University, WSU and CWU extension schools, and Perry Technical Institute.  These institutions provide skill upgrade opportunities for potential employees in industries with more advanced workforce requirements.

Business-friendly governmental agencies in the Yakima area provide incentives for new businesses and for expansion of existing businesses while community leaders actively promote a friendly business climate.


Make The Yakima Valley The New Home For Your Business

With anchor companies like Kwik Lok Corporation, Smith Aerospace, Boise-Cascade, Weyerhaeuser, Western RV, Darigold, and Chinook RV, Yakima has an established light-industry base. The Yakima area also has a growing technology services and support sector including companies such as Client Logic, making it easy to visualize the Yakima Valley becoming a technology leader in the digital age. The Yakima Valley is a dry climate and faces few threats from natural disasters, making it an ideal location for companies in the IT areas.

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