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County Profiles

Washington State is composed of 39 counties. To learn more about a particular county, its demographics and its competitive advantages, view the brief descriptions below. Clicking on the county's name will take you directly to the economic development organization that will be able to assist you.


Not sure where you want to be? Contact a member of our Business Development team and they will help you narrow your selections, based on your company's needs.


Adams County


The economy of Adams County is rooted in agriculture and livestock while interspersed with recreation and tourism opportunities that feature pre-historic ice-age flood channels, lakes and streams.


Asotin County


The river and highway system pair with available industrial land, tax incentives and an educated workforce to provide small-town hospitality with a commitment to business and industry.


Benton County


The metropolitan service area within Benton County is highly focused on technology and ranks highly as one of the most secure mid-sized cities in America.


Chelan County


Centrally located in Washington State, Chelan County provides easy access to domestic and international markets, some of the lowest power rates in the country, and healthy and vibrant agriculture and tourism industries.


Clallam County


Clallam County's peninsula location makes it a natural choice for resource industries.


Clark County


A focus on semi-conductors, high technology and services makes Clark County a hub for innovation.


Columbia County


Significant infrastructure provides easy global access for Columbia County businesses.


Cowlitz County


Key designations make Cowlitz County a natural choice for businesses seeking global markets.


Douglas County


Affordable power and land, broadband, competitive labor rates and year-round recreation combine to make Douglas County a top choice for businesses.


Ferry County


Affordable land and diverse cultural and recreational opportunities set Ferry County apart as a unique place for business.


Franklin County


Franklin County is a top choice for companies seeking access to major markets and affordable power.


Garfield County


Garfield County offers a quality educational system, strong local health services and year-round recreation for both businesses and families.


Grant County


Grant County is an excellent choice for industrial expansion due to a ready and able workforce, affordable power and land and an extensive transportation network.


Grays Harbor


Washington's only deep water port on the Pacific Ocean, Grays Harbor County is emerging as a leader in green manufacturing, seafood processing, boat building, shipping, agriculture and tourism.


Island County


Low crime and high scholastic achievement have created a strong environment for business ownership.


Jefferson County


Arts and culture, marine technology, manufacturing, tourism and agriculture combine to form the cornerstones of Jefferson County's economy.


King County


The highly educated workforce, exceptional quality of life, entrepreneurial culture, and strategic location - midway between Asia and Europe - attract companies to King County.


Kitsap County


A diverse economy and picturesque oceanfront setting make Kitsap County a top choice for business.


Kittitas County


Centrally located at the crossroads of two major interstates in the heart of Washington state, Kittitas County boasts a mix of towering timbered mountains and expansive range land.


Klickitat County


Conveniently located along a major interstate between Seattle and Portland, Klickitat County's affordable land and workforce make it a natural choice for business.


 


Lewis County


Businesses have flourished in the supportive environment deliberately created in Lewis County, resulting in solid business growth and expansion.


Lincoln County


Business and community leaders are diversifying the county's economic base by adding value to their resources and utilizing the low real estate prices to attract new business.


Mason County


Mason County provides easy access to major interstates, affordable land and economic engine driven by value-added forest products, manufacturing and shellfish industries.


Okanogan County


With great broadband coverage, technology companies have strategically located in the Methow Valley and throughout the county. Value-added agriculture is also playing a key role in the diversification of Okanogan County's economy.


Pacific County


With over 25 miles of beach area located along the Pacific Ocean, coastal living in Pacific County provides exciting activities and endless small business possibilities.


Pend Oreille County


Light manufacturing, value-added wood products and recreational products are just a few of the industries found within Pend Oreille County.


Pierce County


World class companies and innovative entrepreneurs locate in Pierce County for the talented workforce, great business climate and exciting array of housing, cultural and educational choices.


San Juan County


Partnerships with educational institutions such as Skagit Valley College San Juan Center branch or the world-renowned Friday Harbor Labs marine research facility of the University of Washington provide San Juan County with a skilled workforce.


Skagit County


An available workforce with a tremendous work ethic, excellent local schools, a great community college, affordable housing, outstanding healthcare and cooperative local agencies make Skagit County a great business location.


Skamania County


Skamania County offers a state-of-the-art telecommunications network, and developing opportunities for education, social and health services, and business services.


Snohomish County


Located 15 miles north of Seattle, Snohomish is one of the largest counties in Washington State, home to the Boeing company's largest assembly plant as well as thriving cities, rich agricultural land and many small communities that give it its rich character and unparalleled quality of life.


Spokane County


Spokane, the second-largest city in Washington State, serves as the business, transportation, medical, industrial and cultural hub of the Inland Northwest.


Stevens County


With four distinct seasons, unlimited recreational opportunities and a diverse economy, Stevens County is an ideal place to live and do business.


Thurston County


Home to the State Capitol and the seat of Washington's state government, Thurston county is a hotbed of professional services.


Wahkiakum County


Wahkiakum County is progressing with many new street improvements and housing developments, old buildings being remodeled into office and retail spaces, and future plans for an industrial business park to incubate new businesses.


Walla Walla County


With three colleges, Walla Walla County businesses find a competitive and well-trained workforce that provides a diversified economy.


Whatcom County


Whatcom County's leading edge data and telecommunications resources plus an emerging technology cluster make it a desirable business setting while creating a climate for business growth.


Whitman County


Businesses in Whitman County find an abundance of hydroelectric power and natural gas, available industrial park sites, commercial property, sufficient infrastructure, excellent transportation systems, access to research and education, leading-edge telecommunications and a comfortable lifestyle.


Yakima County


Yakima County's accessible location gives businesses efficient access to Pacific Northwest markets, and the region's affordable, sunny lifestyle spurs employee satisfaction.