Situated in the center of the nations finest agricultural regions, Grandview provides ample opportunity for agri-business.
Major industries in Grandview are devoted to storing, packing or processing food and a food distribution center for the Pacific Northwest. Included is one of the Pacific Northwests largest frozen food warehouses, Kenyon Zero Storage, as well as nationally recognized corporations such as Welch Foods, Shonan USA, the J.M. Smucker Company and Cervantes Fruit. Wal-Mart located its food distribution center in Grandview to serve the entire Pacific Northwest.
Grandview is a pro-business community; we are actively seeking additional enterprises to meet the needs of the growing volume of production and related services. We have excellent transportation routes to major markets, a necessity for food processors or distribution centers.
Companies expanding in or relocating to Grandview can tap into a variety of tax, financing or employee training incentives. The Yakima County Development Association works with the City and Port of Grandview to ensure that new or expanding companies take advantage of all available programs. Some of these programs are:
- Industrial Revenue Bonds
- Sales Tax Exemptions
- B&O Tax Credits
- Employment Training
- Site Development Assistance
A trainable hardworking labor force is a big asset for businesses or industries expanding in Grandview. Tax credit and on-the-job training programs are available, and they are especially helpful to companies new to the area.
Yakima County offers an extensive array of workforce training resources operated by the State of Washington, Yakima County, local non-profits and private companies.
According to an article in Logistics Today, In its first 6 weeks of operation, Wal-Mart found its absentee rate was less than 1%. In addition, throughput levels were at 80% in the same time period, well above the 55%-60% Wal-Mart expected for a facility the size of the new Grandview D.C.