Yakima County Development Association - Yakima, WA

YCDA focuses on business recruitment, growing local industry, and assisting entrepreneurs in English & Spanish by offering 1:1 training/group workshops in Computer/Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, Starting a new business, DOR/SAW, and marketing.


Thinking of starting a business in Yakima County or other entrepreneurial ventures? Get started with us, we will help you with planning, financing, licensing and permitting, and launching. 

The Yakima County Development Association (YCDA) is a non-profit, publicly and privately funded organization that focuses on growing local industry, business recruitment, assisting entrepreneurs, and attracting professional talent to the region.

We have bilingual staff in Spanish that can help your business no matter how large or small. We work with entrepreneurs, start-ups, mid-sized businesses, franchises, global corporations, and Fortune 500 companies. 

Our work includes the revitalization and community development to improve livability and the business environment. Encouraging economic diversification and the development of a strong economic base while providing workforce development opportunities that enhance the income, employment stability, and upward mobility of the workforce and those who live in Yakima County.

Services offered by this organization are listed below. This provider specializes in the areas listed in bold.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Economic Forecast
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Cash Flow/Financial Planning
  • Information Technology/Infrastructure
  • Market Research

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists
  • Lifestyle and Psychographic Data
  • Demographic/Census Data (Specialty)
  • Industry Data (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development
  • Small Scale Manufacturing

Marketing and Sales

  • Competitive Analysis
  • Market Research
  • Demographics/Census Data (Specialty)


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Small and Microbusiness/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Leadership Development
  • Business Technical Services
  • Nonprofit Formation/Status

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • County Business Issues
  • Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Business
  • State Business Issues

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
  • Site Location (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Business Technical Assistance
  • Business Training
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • Tax Registration
  • State Tax Credit Information

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Business Bootcamps, Business Classes
  • Rural Business Resources


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training (Specialty)
  • Business Management Training

Events and Community Building

  • Connect with Other Businesses Like Yours
  • Meet-ups/Social Events
  • Business Competitions/Pitch Events/Hackathon/Startup Week or Weekends
Contact Information
Yanira Cisneros
10 N 9th Street
Yakima, WA 98901