Thank you for your interest in locating in business-friendly West Richland!  This page is designed to help you find information and useful resources.  For additional assistance, please contact:
Aaron Lambert, Community Development Director
alambert@westrichland.org
(509) 967-5902

Resources

West Richland Community Profile (traffic counts, demographic data, etc)

Tri-Cities Fact Sheet by TRIDEC (2015)

Available Sites

Contact Aaron Lambert for information on available sites, or to notify our office if you have a site available for sale or lease.

Wine/ Beer/ Spirits Industry

There are numerous advantages to locating small and large-scale wineries, or other beverage-production facilities, in West Richland:

  • Locate within close proximity to the highly-acclaimed Red Mountain AVA grape-growing region
  • Reach a population of 273k within 25-mile radius; a quarter of all households earned over $100k in 2014; $63M spent annually on alcoholic beverages (source: Applied Geographic Solutions)
  • Benefit from a central location to the growing regions of Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley and Walla Walla
  • Take advantage of superior infrastructure and planned transportation enhancements for shipping
  • Seek out funding through local gap-financing programs
  • Enjoy our simple permitting process and winery-ready zoning
  • Consider your ideal location; multiple sites and sizes are available
  • Locate within a community that embraces agriculture: Benton County’s Crops and Livestock values are over $920M; the food processing industry tops $520M in gross annual sales
  • Join existing West Richland businesses Pacific Rim Winery (Banfi owned; 100k+ cases/yr), Black Heron Spirits and Sugar Horse Cellars in a business cluster concept

Consult our Winery Prospectus for more detailed information.

Partners

West Richland Area Chamber of Commerce: The Mission of the WRACC is to be an influential voice for businesses in West Richland and the greater Mid-Columbia region. To promote growth and economic vitality for its members; through collaboration, business to business interactions, community and statewide marketing.

Tri-City Regional Chamber of CommerceThe Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce is the leading business advocate for nearly 1,200 private, public and non-profit member firms in the Tri-Cities region.  The Tri-City Regional Chamber advocates for a strong business community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Benton and Franklin Counties and beyond.

Visit Tri-CitiesThe local Visitor and Convention Bureau

TRIDEC:  The Tri-City Industrial Development Council (TRIDEC) is a not-for-profit, community based organization, with over 360 members, serving the economic development needs of Benton and Franklin counties in Southeastern Washington.

Benton-Franklin Council of Governments:  Financing programs are available through BFCG and are designed to “fill the gap” between the amount of conventional financing available and the amount needed for the project.  The intent of gap financing is to provide the amount needed to develop a job-creating business expansion.  Loan amounts range from $5,000 to $500,000.

Small Business Development Center: The Washington State Small Business Development Center has a location in Kennewick designed to help you start or grow your business.  SBDC primary services include customized one-on-one advising designed to assist and inform business owners and managers to help them make better informed business decisions to grow and sustain their businesses.  Other services of the SBDC include customized and nationally recognized training and advisor assisted gathering of critical market intelligence.  Visit http://wsbdc.org/services/ for more information, or visit the local site here: http://wsbdc.org/kennewick-bruce-davis/