Benton County

Situated at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake, and Yakima Rivers, Benton County and the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Richland, Pasco and West Richland) is one of the fastest growing regions in Washington State. The area is centrally located and linked to major population centers via interstate highways, railroads and scheduled air service. The Tri-Cities is home to a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory, high-tech manufacturing firms, environmental and engineering companies, and food growers and processors. The region’s workforce boasts an educated workforce with access to higher education opportunities at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Columbia Basin College.