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Partners of YCDA

Yakima County Development Association is a 501(c)(3) organization
that improves the economy and livability of Yakima County. While the fundamentals of Economic Development remain business retention, expansion, and attraction, our work fosters solutions to Yakima Valley’s unique economic challenges. Hear from some of our supporters and the impact YCDA has on our county.

In Their Own Words

“YCDA is such an asset for the Yakima Valley. We view them as a knowledge hub for businesses operating in Yakima, as well as prospective businesses considering a move here. You can use them as a resource on issues ranging from best hiring practices, new regulations, to infrastructure. This valley is fortunate to have an organization like YCDA.” Andy Marble, President & COO, Horizon Distribution, Inc.

“YCDA provides expertise and economic development support to the City of Grandview. As a small Community with limited resources, we are more competitive because of the professional assistance from the YCDA staff.” Cus Arteaga, City Administrator, City of Grandview

YCDA is a means for diverse stakeholders to come together and create opportunity for others. Whether it be building human capital, breaking ground on a commercial project, or promoting our beautiful valley to prospective businesses, YCDA has an impressive assemblage of resources available. Perrault Farms Inc. is a proud supporter.” Jeff Perrault, Vice President, Perrault Farms

“YCDA is a great contributor to the economy of the County. It’s success is shown in many ways; recruiting new business and jobs, providing skills and sustainability for new and existing businesses, locating commercial property and finding grants and low interest loans to assist new and existing business expansion. The City of Union Gap has always supported YCDA.” John Hodkinson, Position #1, City of Union Gap

“YCDA is uniquely positioned to impact and improve the Yakima Valley. My investment with YCDA is money well spent by supporting existing businesses and attracting new companies to the county. The team is exceptional and provides an incredibly professional approach to local economic development.”  Moriet Miketa, Broker/Owner, Heritage Real Estate Group

“We invest in YCDA because it is the organization that strengthens the economic engine of our valley which we believe will improve the quality of life of residents for generations to come. Our Valley is blessed with plentiful natural advantages: climate, soil, geography, and water. We can only fully achieve the benefits of this special place with a thriving business community that works in tandem with our local institutions to thoughtfully pursue growth.”  Sean Gilbert, General Manager, Gilbert Orchards

“With the important addition of bilingual support for small businesses in our rural area, YCDA is able to support our many local businesses, their employees, and entrepreneurs whose primary language may be Spanish. With a focused and inclusive approach to community development, we’re seeing the impact of a community working together more successfully for a thriving and collaborative community.” Sharon Miracle, President & CEO, Yakima Valley Community Foundation

Invest in the Future of Yakima County

For more information about our current capital campaign, partnership opportunities, or to become an investor contact our Investor Relations Director; Terry Edmands.



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