yakima economy

Yakima Entrepreneurs Have a Chance to Win a $10,000 Grand Prize
Attention Yakima entrepreneurs, today is the last day to sign up for the third annual enterprise challenge. It's a business plan contest sponsored by New Vision. Yakima Counties Development Association. The competition is a three month interactive contest with workshops and mentoring designed t…
Central Washington State Fair to Boost Local Economy
The Yakima Economy is about to get a huge boost with the opening of the Central Washington State Fair. General Manager Greg Stewart says the overall impact of the 10 day event is a whopping 29 million dollars. Stewart says the impact of the fair is far and wide from non profits in the community maki…
Wine Pours Big Money In Yakima Economy

John Cooper, President and CEO of the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau, says the Washington wine industry is a big contributor to the Yakima Valley economy. A recent study by the Washington Wine Commission shows wineries are responsible for $526 million in income each year, employing m…
New Home Construction Lags
New home construction continues to lag behind in Yakima county. Rain isn't the only thing that halts construction. Our news partner KIMA Action News reports the economy plays a big role. In fact, building permits are down about 23 percent in the last year...