A Bountiful Harvest
Situated in the center of one of the nation’s finest agricultural regions, Grandview provides ample opportunity for agri-business.
While Grandview and the Yakima Valley are nationally recognized for the production of apples, cherries, and hops, we are also rated No. 1 in Washington State for overall crop production, providing fertile soil for over 30 different farm products.
The Yakima Valley prides itself as the leading producer of our state’s premium wine grapes. Few locations in the world are as well suited for classic wine grape production.
This high level of production within our farming community has created a large and growing food processing business base.
There are 11 industries in Grandview devoted to storing, packing, or processing food. Included is Kenyon Zero Storage, one of the northwest region’s largest frozen food warehouses, with 602,103 sqft. of warehouse and 16,112 cubic feet of capacity.
Nationally recognized corporations such as Welch Foods, and J.M. Smucker are also located in Grandview. These industries collectively provide employment for over 1,300 local residents.
Grandview has long considered industrial development a high priority.
In addition to properties occupied by the 11 major industries currently operating in Grandview, there are approximately 100 acres of vacant land within the city, prepared, zoned, and available for immediate industrial development.
To expedite new development and meet the special needs of a large food processing base, the City has developed a high capacity water and wastewater treatment system. This system is regularly improved and upgraded in order to maintain its efficiency and capabilities well into the future.
While clearly recognizing the importance and stability of our local food processing industries, the community is also committed to economic diversification through the recruitment of non-agricultural industries.
Grandview has two distinct commercial districts. One is centered upon Wine Country Road (formerly Highway 12) and the other is composed of a compact historic downtown business core.
The highway corridor features travel and convenience related businesses with easy access off of I-82.
The downtown area, once a regional retail district, has since become a center for professional offices and specialty retail businesses.