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Success Stories

Yakima County Development Association has served over 100 businesses annually, created 5,750 new jobs at over 150 businesses, and facilitated $490 million in investments in Yakima County businesses.

Ostrom's Mushroom Farm

Newest 43-acre mushroom farm

Ostrom's Mushroom Farm

Newest 43-acre mushroom farm

Challenge

Ostrom’s was searching unsuccessfully across the northwest for a suitable location to expand its mushroom growing operations.

Goal

Find a location in Yakima County that met Ostrom’s specific site selection criteria.

Action

Identified multiple properties and traveled to Ostrom’s Headquarters to meet with the company in person.

Results

Ostrom’s is investing $45 million within the Yakima Valley and will create 200 jobs for local residents.

Lineage Logistics

Newest 43-acre mushroom farm

Lineage Logistics

Previously well-known as Henningsen Cold Storage

Challenge

Henningsen was storing a lot of products produced in the lower Yakima Valley in their Richland, Washington location. They were running out of space and needed to expand.

Goal

The company wanted to locate in the lower Yakima Valley to better serve their partners, clients, and local growers.

Action

YCDA helped the organization identify potential sites in the lower valley.

Results

The project, a $35 million cold storage facility with a capacity of 44 million cubic feet was completed and operational in less than 250 days.

Northwest Harvest

Northwest Harvest

Challenge

Northwest Harvest needed to expand its food distribution operations to better serve Central Washington through a new regional distribution center.

Goal

To find a location that met the needs of Northwest Harvest and included proximity to agricultural suppliers, centrally located in the state, and close to people they serve

Action

YCDA engaged stakeholders to help Northwest Harvest select a suitable site and identify incentives to increase project feasibility.

Results

Ultimately a 10.5-acre parcel in Yakima was selected to construct a new 200,000 square foot regional distribution center. The facility will include a grocery market to serve the local community and is expected to be operational by late 2022 and employ 60 people.

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