Port of Grandview
Yakima County Development Association
Grandview is a growing community of over 10,000 people who are served by a progressive city government. City Departments include Police, Fire, Water/Sewer/Garbage/Irrigation, Cemetery, Parks & Recreation, Library, Museum, Code Enforcement, City Clerks Office, and Animal Control.
Grandview is located in a strategic location in the Pacific Northwest. Highway travel to Grandview is quick and efficient via Interstate 82; we are equidistant (185 miles) from Seattle, Spokane and Portland. Also located within 45 minutes are two regional airports providing connecting service throughout the nation.
Sunshine is the norm in Yakima County with an average of 300 days of sun a year. Due to the favorable climate and terrain, there are almost limitless varieties of recreational opportunities within an hours drive. Golf, tennis and softball are avidly pursued sports and our parks and recreation department offers varied year-round programs for children and adults. Yakima Valley, in the heart of wine country, is one of the premium wine regions in Washington and home to more than 40 wineries and over one third of the states vineyards.
Grandview provides a quality education to our students in three elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, an alternative school and a college campus. The district has extensively remodeled or completely replaced four of the six school buildings. Grandview is also home to a campus of the Yakima Valley Community College. The campus has recently doubled in size with the acquisition of adjacent property for the construction of a Grape and Wine Education Center and a Nursing and Allied Health Training Center.
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.