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Central Washington Business Resource Center

Through collaborative efforts, the Chamber established the Central Washington Business Resource Center. This full-service business resource facility offers amenities, programs, and meetings and conference rooms, and it serves as the business location for the following organizations:

The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commercewww.yakima.org

Mission Statement: The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce is an organization that promotes pride in our diverse communities through positive, active leadership aimed at creating a cohesive, successful business climate in our county.

The Chamber has nearly 1,000 business partners and is governed by a board of directors. The professional Chamber staff works on the following programs:

  • Government Relations
  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Professional Development and Business Seminars
  • Employee Benefits
  • Awards and Recognition

Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commercewww.cwhcc.com

The CWHCC promotes Hispanic businesses and other professionals throughout Yakima Valley and Central Washington who support cultural events that contribute to the appreciation of our diversity. The CWHCC members represent diversified backgrounds, demographics, professions and businesses. They take great pride in the organization for being a venue for Hispanic and other entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals throughout the Yakima Valley and Central Washington.

Safe Yakima Valleywww.safeyakimavalley.com

SYV recruits and focuses on efforts of individuals, civic clubs, private and public agencies, schools, faith-based organizations and government entities to make our region safe for everyone. This organization accomplished successful collaborative efforts contributing to the reduction of crime rates as well as the availability of over 100 summer jobs for youth each year. For information, call 509-248-2021 X 112.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) — www.wsbdc.org

The SBDC services include consultations regarding business-plan development, financing and other management issues. SBDC certified business advisers have management-consulting experience and have access to extensive resources to assist small-business owners and address any specific business problem.

To make an appointment, call 509-454-7612.

Choose Yakima Valley, Yakima County Development Association (YCDA) — www.chooseyakimavalley.com

The nonprofit development association works to attract and grow businesses in the Yakima Valley. YCDA provides confidential help to companies trying to locate, expand or keep their doors open in Yakima County. The development association works with government agencies, Chambers of Commerce, colleges and universities and other partners to support business and community development projects benefiting the regional economy.

Other Business Resources

Rural Community Development Resources — Business Resources & Training Center — http://centerforbusinessdevelopment.org/

Experienced professionals provide entrepreneurs with one-on-one business coaching, business-plan development and workshops on financial literacy, financial management and how to obtain licenses and certifications needed to do business with local, state and federal governments. Direct lending is available for businesses that do not qualify for bank financing: $2,000 to $50,000 for startup micro-enterprises, and up to $150,000 for business expansion that will create jobs.

 

S.C.O.R.E. — www.yakimavalley.score.org

S.C.O.R.E. counselors provide assistance with questions regarding business plans, financing options, marketing strategies, product development and employer/employee relations. All of these services are offered at no fee. S.C.O.R.E. counselors are volunteers who have had successful business careers as company executives or business owners.

Business License: If your business is inside the city limits of Yakima, contact the City of Yakima at:

509-575-6121

129 N. 2nd St., Yakima, WA 98901

www.yakimawa.gov

 

Zoning: Includes residential home-based businesses in Yakima County.

Yakima County Assessor’s Office

509-574-2230

128 N. 2nd St. Yakima, WA 98901

www.yakimawa.gov

 

Businesses Involving Food:

Yakima Health District

509-575-4040

1210 Ahtanum Ridge Rd., Union Gap, WA 98903

https://yakimacounty.us/275/Health-District


Business Organizations

Better Business Bureau  509-248-1326 www.bbb.org

Central Washington Hispanic Chamber  509-833-8186 www.cwhcc.com

Downtown Yakima  509-225-2485 www.downtownyakima.com

Department of Labor & Industries  509-454-3700 www.lni.wa.gov/

Department of Revenue  800-647-7706 www.dor.wa.gov/

Grandview Chamber of Commerce  509-882-2100 www.visitgrandview.org

Granger Chamber of Commerce  509-854-7304 www.grangerchamber.net

Impact Washington  800-637-4634 www.impactwashington.org

Naches Chamber of Commerce  509-653-2165 www.nachesvalleychamber.com

Prosser Chamber of Commerce 509.786.3177 http://www.prosserchamber.org/

Rural Community Development Resources  509-453-5133 www.rcdr.biz

Selah Chamber of Commerce  509-698-7303 www.selahchamber.org

SCORE – Small Business Counseling  877-575-9941 http://yakimavalley.score.org/

Small Business Development Center 509-454-7612 www.wsbdc.org

Toppenish Chamber of Commerce  800-863-6375 https://www.visittoppenish.com/

Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce 509-736-0510  www.tricityregionalchamber.com

WorkSource of Sunnyside  509-836-5404 https://seeker.worksourcewa.com/

WorkSource of Yakima  509-574-0100 https://seeker.worksourcewa.com/

Yakima County Development Association  - Choose Yakima Valley   www.ycda.com

Yakima Hispanic Chamber of Commerce  509-453-2050 www.yakimahispanicchamber.com

Zillah Chamber of Commerce  509-829-5055 www.zillahchamber.com 

Top Employers

Top Private Employers

 

EMPLOYERS

 

EMPLOYEES

 

WEBSITE

Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital

2500

www.yakimamemorial.org

Walmart Yakima/Sunnyside/Grandview

1700

www.walmart.com

Zirkle Fruit

1500+

www.zirklecommunity.com

Washington Fruit & Produce

1500+

www.washfruit.com

Borton Fruit

1212

www.bortonfruit.com

Monson Fruit

1023

www.monsonfruit.com

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

1006

www.yvfwc.com/

Astria Regional Medical Health

985

www.yakimaregional.com

A.B. Foods (Washington Beef)

900

www.agribeef.com

Yakama Nation Legends Casino

644

www.legendscasino.com

Tree Top Inc.

615

www.treetop.com

Shields Bag & Printing

500

www.shieldsbag.com

Astria Sunnyside Community Hospital

370

www.sunnysidehospital.org

Costco — Wholesale/Customer Service

350

www.costco.com

Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health

340

www.cwcmh.org

Seneca Foods

330

www.senecafoods.com

Yakama Forest Products

325

www.yakamaforestproducts.com

ACE Hardware Distribution Center

325

www.acehardware.com

Triumph Actuation Systems

310

www.triumphgroup.com

McDonald's of Yakima

304

www.mcdonalds.com

Matson Fruit

300

 

Jack Frost Fruit

288

 

Del Monte Foods

282

www.delmonte.com

Larson Fruit

270

 

Amtech Corporation

270

www.amtechcorp.com

Noel Corporation

270

www.noelcorp.com

The Dolsen Companies

265

 

Safeway Stores Inc.

250

www.safeway.com

Haney Truck Line

245

www.gohaney.com

Fiesta Foods

240

www.fiestafoodssupermarkets.com

Heritage University

228

www.heritage.edu

Valicoff Fruit

212

www.valicofffarms.com

Valley Manufactured Housing

209

www.valleyqualityhomes.com

Irwin Research & Development

200

www.irwinresearch.com

Pexco

200

www.pexco.com

Northwest Horticulture

200

www.northwesthorticulture.com

Michelsen Packaging

180

http://michelsenpackaging.com/

Sundown M Ranch Corporation

170

www.sundown.org

Summit Windows & Patio Doors

165

www.jeld-wen.com

Fred Meyer

165

www.fredmeyer.com

Atrium Windows & Doors

156

www.atruim.com

Yakima Herald-Republic

156

www.yakimaherald.com

Catholic Family Services

150

www.cfcsyakima.org

Longview Fibre

150

 www.kapstonepaper.com

 

Top Public Employers

EMPLOYERS

EMPLOYEES

WEBSITE

Yakima School District, No. 7

1594

www.yakimaschools.org

Yakima County

1074

www.yakimacounty.us

Washington Department of Social/Health Services

920

www.dshs.wa.gov

City of Yakima

722

www.yakimawa.gov

Sunnyside School District

652

www.sunnysideschools.org

Yakima Training Center

491

www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/yakima/

Yakima Valley Community College

450

www.yvcc.edu

Toppenish School District

408

www.toppenish.wednet.edu

Grandview School District

350

www.gsd200.org

Selah School District

334

www.selah.k12.wa.us

WA State Dept. of Transportation

331

www.wsdot.wa.gov/regions/southcentral/

West Valley School District No. 208

330

www.wvsd208.org

Wapato School District

295

www.wapatosd.org

East Valley School District

264

www.evsd90.org



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