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Thriving Business Growth in Ellensburg

The Beautiful Kittitas Valley Awaits

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Top Reasons to Choose Ellensburg

We are where you want to be

Ellensburg has premier interstate access as it sits at the intersection of I-90, I-82, and SR 97. The BNSF rail line has daily trains through town. And your
employees will look forward to our historic downtown, arts, lectures and cultural events at CWU, and outdoor recreation abounds.

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A Young, Educated Workforce

In addition to Ellensburg’s native workforce, Central Washington University enrolls nearly 10,000 students, many of whom are looking for employment during and
after college. CWU also partners with businesses to create business-responsive education pathways to help equip students for the workforce.

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Land. Lots of land.

Whether you are looking for two to 5 acres or over 100 acres, we have land available for you to build your facility. With vacant land costing over $40/sf in the Puget Sound area, our vacant land prices are typically single-digit for $/sf and in most cases 90% less than the $/sf in the Puget Sound.

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We’re Here to Help

Kristine Miller, M.B.A.
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How to StartIn Ellensburg

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    make a plan

    • Develop your business plan including:
      • Business structure
      • 5-year financial plan
      • Market analysis
      • Compatibility with the city’s comprehensive plan
      • Population change
    • Identify required licenses, insurance, permits
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    identify what’s needed

    • Geographic proximity
    • Size of land or building (new or existing)
    • Sale or lease
    • Utility specifications
    • Resources (workforce, incentives, financial)
    • Proposed/pending zoning changes
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    • Labor force trends
    • Environmental & historic:
      • Topo
      • Wetlands
      • Site or building contamination
      • Critical areas; building preservation/restoration
    • Local development standards and zoning
    • Current and future business climate and market
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    Things to Consider

    • Improvements & upgrades
    • Infrastructure enhancements
    • Supply chain
    • Professional services
    • Workforce availability
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    • Local development pre-application (optional)
    • Incentives & discounts
    • Local and state permit review processes