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Calling all Entrepreneurs!

Calling all entrepreneurs! Launch your startup journey with Dave Parker’s five-month Trajectory Series. These after-hour zoom sessions will provide you the insight you need to tell your story and do the research that sits behind each slide of your pitch deck.  You’ll have time between each session to complete the session deliverables. Each subsequent session …

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Call for Projects: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

On behalf of the Central Washington Economic Development District (CWEDD), Yakima County Development Association and Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce are assisting with a project update for the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Yakima County and Kittitas Counties.  The Federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) developed the CEDS planning process so that regions could articulate their economic …

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2022 Yakima County Wage & Benefits Survey

The Yakima County Development Association (YCDA), the South Central Workforce Council (SCWDC), and the Yakima Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (Yakima SHRM) are pleased to present the “2022 Yakima County Wage & Benefits Survey: Distribution, Food Processing, Manufacturing, Packing, Warehousing.” Fifty-three businesses participated in the survey and provided data for more than …

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World Ag Expo Recap – We all know precision agriculture is the future, but wait until you see the technology and innovation being deployed in the field right now.

After a brief COVID related hiatus, YCDA recently marketed our agricultural sector at this year’s World Ag Expo (WAE) – the world’s largest annual agricultural exposition February 8-10 (visit https://www.worldagexpo.com/  for information about the tradeshow). YCDA was joined by several Eastern Washington Development Alliance members (EWEDA: http://eweda.org/) as well as a Department of Commerce representative …

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Enterprise Challenge Contestants Moving on to the Final Round

Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and the Yakima County Development Association are excited to announce the contestants moving onto the third and final round of the business plan competition. Contestants participated in the Trade Show portion of the competition where they pitched their business to local community leaders in the State Fair Room at the …

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YCDA Round Table: Preparing for Washington’s Clean Building Standard

The Washington Clean Buildings Standard was signed into law in 2019. It’s objective is to lower costs and pollution from fossil fuel consumption in the state’s existing buildings, especially large commercial buildings. Compliance with the standard is mandatory for all covered commercial buildings located in the state of Washington, starting in 2026. A covered commercial …

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YCDA at World Ag Expo

YCDA  joined the other members of the Eastern Washington Economic Development Alliance (EWEDA) to participate in this year’s World Ag Expo (WAE) – the world’s largest annual agricultural exposition. As part of the six member team promoting Eastern Washington YCDA was able to connect with roughly 50 companies that are either building a presence in …

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