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Yakima County delegation in D.C. for prioritized projects

In March 2024 a delegation from Yakima County visited Washington, D.C. advocating for funding for prioritized transportation projects.  The delegation included representatives from the DRYVE TRANS-ACTION Group. Members of the delegation include: (Left to Right): Mike Battle (HLA Engineering, Jonathan Smith (YCDA), Commissioner Amanda McKinney (Yakima County), Michael Grayum (City of Zillah), Mayor Roger Bell […]

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2023 Recap: Supporting Investment in Economic Development (SIED)

2023 was a busy year for Yakima County’s Supporting Investment in Economic Development (SIED) Program.  2023 marked a significant stride forward for our county.  The following projects represent a concerted effort to enhance the foundational elements in our cities and counties, fostering growth, prosperity, and connectivity. What follows is a list of Projects Approved by

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In-Person Supervisor Training

Take your supervisory skills to the next level.  Human Resources & Management Solutions (HRMS) is taking registrations for their upcoming Supervisory Training. What to Expect: Our highly interactive training courses are more than just lectures.  We offer immersive experiences packed with valuable information and lively discussions.  Led by the experienced Diana Welch from HRMS in

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Childcare Accelerator Program: Workshops and Conferences for Childcare Providers

Community Impact: The Childcare Accelerator Program is more than just a single event; it’s a key part of our ongoing efforts to provide sustained support to childcare providers.  Yakima County Development Association (YCDA) is committed to offering continuous assistance, resources, and follow-up opportunities in collaboration with the Small Business Development Center. Empowering Childcare Providers: Grant

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Trajectory Startup

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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