Yakima County is particularly well suited for key industries like food processing, warehouse/distribution, industrial machinery and supplies, aerospace, back office and health care industries. Operating with the believe that we win when we work together, YCDA businesses have secured $500+ million in investments and created/retained 10,500+ jobs.
If you are starting a business in the Yakima Valley or are thinking about entrepreneurial ventures, you will find that there is a variety of helpful resources available.
The Yakima Valley’s history has deep ties to agriculture and enjoys a vibrant heritage in the Yakama Nation, Latino, Japanese, and Filipino cultures. All of which have given rise to the valley’s rich array of museums, exhibits, and renowned seasonal produce.
The Enterprise Challenge is an annual business plan competition for new and emerging companies in Yakima and Kittitas Counties.