Washington’s 39 Counties
To see more information about an individual county, scroll down to see a brief description and then click on its name for demographics, data and connections to county economic development websites
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.
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.
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.
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’s peninsula location makes it a natural choice for resource industries.
A focus on semi-conductors, high technology and services makes Clark County a hub for innovation.
Significant infrastructure provides easy global access for Columbia County businesses.
Key designations make Cowlitz County a natural choice for businesses seeking global markets.
Affordable power and land, broadband, competitive labor rates and year-round recreation combine to make Douglas County a top choice for businesses.
Affordable land and diverse cultural and recreational opportunities set Ferry County apart as a unique place for business.
Franklin County is a top choice for companies seeking access to major markets and affordable power.
Garfield County offers a quality educational system, strong local health services and year-round recreation for both businesses and families.
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.
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.
Low crime and high scholastic achievement have created a strong environment for business ownership.
Arts and culture, marine technology, manufacturing, tourism and agriculture combine to form the cornerstones of Jefferson County’s economy.
The highly educated workforce, exceptional quality of life, entrepreneurial culture, and strategic location – midway between Asia and Europe – attract companies to King County.
A diverse economy and picturesque oceanfront setting make Kitsap County a top choice for business.
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.
Conveniently located along a major interstate between Seattle and Portland, Klickitat County’s affordable land and workforce make it a natural choice for business.
Businesses have flourished in the supportive environment deliberately created in Lewis County, resulting in solid business growth and expansion.
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 provides easy access to major interstates, affordable land and economic engine driven by value-added forest products, manufacturing and shellfish industries.
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.
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.
Light manufacturing, value-added wood products and recreational products are just a few of the industries found within Pend Oreille 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.
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.
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 offers a state-of-the-art telecommunications network, and developing opportunities for education, social and health services, and business services.
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, the second-largest city in Washington State, serves as the business, transportation, medical, industrial and cultural hub of the Inland Northwest.
With four distinct seasons, unlimited recreational opportunities and a diverse economy, Stevens County is an ideal place to live and do business.
Home to the State Capitol and the seat of Washington’s state government, Thurston county is a hotbed of professional services.
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.
With three colleges, Walla Walla County businesses find a competitive and well-trained workforce that provides a diversified economy.
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.
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’s accessible location gives businesses efficient access to Pacific Northwest markets, and the region’s affordable, sunny lifestyle spurs employee satisfaction.