Yakima County Development Association - Key Industries - Yakima County Development Association - Yakima, WA

Key Industries

Yakima County's assets are particularly well suited for key industries like food processing, warehouse/distribution, industrial machinery and supplies, aerospace, backoffice and health care industries. 

Regional ClusterTop AssetsTop Companies

alt textLogistics and Distribution

  • Efficient market access
  • Extensive transportation infrastructure
  • No inventory tax
Ace Hardware
Horizon Distribution
R.E. Powell
Quality Transportation

alt textFood Processing

  • 12th largest agriculture production area in the nation
  • 39 commodities plus established suppliers/support services
  • U.S. and International market access
Seneca Foods
Tree Top
AB Foods/Washington Beef

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Industrial Machinery and Supplies

  • Innovative packaging and sorting machine manufacturers
  • Various industrial suppliers (metals, plastics, etc.)
  • Low cost electric power
Shields Bag and Printing
Irwin Research and Development
Kwik Lok
Marq Packaging
Sims Manufacturing

alt textBusiness and Professional Services

  • Available high energy workforce
  • Available sites and buildings
  • Extensive telecom infrastructure
Arvato Digital Services
Med Assets
Wilkinson Corporation

alt textHealth and Medical Industry

  • New medical university
  • Award winning hospitals and specialized treatment centers
  • Center of Excellence for healthcare training
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Four regional hospitals
alt textAerospace
  • Highly skilled workforce
  • Two technical schools
  • Proximity to international aerospace cluster
Triumph Actuation Systems


"If you want to move it, store it or source it - Yakima's central location can't be beat in the Pacific Northwest." - Ken Marble, President, Horizon Distribution