New Vision, Yakima Counties Development Association, has wrapped up it's five year capital fundraising campaign. exceeding it's 1.9 million dollar goal. $1,913,000 has been raised will support New Vision over the next five years. New Vision has been in operation in Yakima County since 1985, helping to attract business to the Yakima Valley and helping existing businesses expand. New Vision President David McFadden;

 "Since its inception, New Vision has helped 60 companies expand operations in Yakima County.  These businesses have invested over $400 million in new facilities (or equipment) and they have collectively created over 3000 new jobs."

Mike Broadhead, chair of the fund drive and President of Central Valley Bank, was pleased to lead another successful campaign.

"It was one of the smoothest fundraisers I have been involved with.  It shows that we are producing good results and have a strong team of followers up and down the Yakima Valley."

Slightly over 250 public and private investors are supporting New Vision's ongoing efforts.  Pledges total $1,913,000 but the association expects this number to increase as the campaign winds down over the next month.

YCDA will put full energy towards building local business, recruiting new industry, and providing workforce and community leadership.  These are the three main goals the board established in the association's new five year plan.