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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 Commerceyakima.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:

Central Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commercecwhcc.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 Valley — 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) — 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) — 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
yakimacounty.us/275/Health-District

Business Organizations

Better Business Bureau 509-248-1326

Central Washington Hispanic Chamber 509-833-8186

Downtown Yakima 509-225-2485

Department of Labor & Industries 509-454-3700

Department of Revenue 800-647-7706

Grandview Chamber of Commerce 509-882-2100

Granger Chamber of Commerce 509-854-7304

Impact Washington 800-637-4634

Naches Chamber of Commerce 509-653-2165

Prosser Chamber of Commerce 509.786.3177

Rural Community Development Resources 509-453-5133

Selah Chamber of Commerce 509-698-7303

SCORE – Small Business Counseling  877-575-9941

Small Business Development Center 509-454-7612

Toppenish Chamber of Commerce 800-863-6375

Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce 509-736-0510

WorkSource of Sunnyside 509-836-5404

WorkSource of Yakima 509-574-0100

Yakima County Development Association - Choose Yakima Valley

Yakima Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 509-453-2050

Zillah Chamber of Commerce 509-829-5055


Top Employers

Top Private Employers

 

EMPLOYERS

 

EMPLOYEES

Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital

2500

Walmart Yakima/Sunnyside/Grandview

1700

Zirkle Fruit

1500+

Washington Fruit & Produce

1500+

Borton Fruit

1212

Monson Fruit

1023

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

1006

Astria Regional Medical Health

985

A.B. Foods (Washington Beef)

900

Yakama Nation Legends Casino

644

Tree Top Inc.

615

Shields Bag & Printing

500

Astria Sunnyside Community Hospital

370

Costco — Wholesale/Customer Service

350

Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health

340

Seneca Foods

330

Yakama Forest Products

325

ACE Hardware Distribution Center

325

Triumph Actuation Systems

310

McDonald's of Yakima

304

Matson Fruit

300

Jack Frost Fruit

288

Del Monte Foods

282

Larson Fruit

270

Amtech Corporation

270

Noel Corporation

270

The Dolsen Companies

265

Safeway Stores Inc.

250

Haney Truck Line

245

Fiesta Foods

240

Heritage University

228

Valicoff Fruit

212

Valley Manufactured Housing

209

Irwin Research & Development

200

Pexco

200

Northwest Horticulture

200

Michelsen Packaging

180

Sundown M Ranch Corporation

170

Summit Windows & Patio Doors

165

Fred Meyer

165

Atrium Windows & Doors

156

Yakima Herald-Republic

156

Catholic Family Services

150

Longview Fibre

150

 Top Public Employers

EMPLOYERS

EMPLOYEES

Yakima School District, No. 7

1594

Yakima County

1074

Washington Department of Social/Health Services

920

City of Yakima

722

Sunnyside School District

652

Yakima Training Center

491

Yakima Valley Community College

450

Toppenish School District

408

Grandview School District

350

Selah School District

334

WA State Dept. of Transportation

331

West Valley School District No. 208

330

Wapato School District

295

East Valley School District

264

Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce
10 North 9th Street • Yakima WA 98901
Phone (509) 248-2021