Named after the Klickitat tribe of the Yakama Indian Nation, this county was formed in 1859.
A Great Place for Business!!!
is not only a great place to visit, it's also a great place to live and work. There are several attractive reasons to locate your business in Klickitat County.
Klickitat County is a good location to do business:
- Central to the Pacific NW with fine highway, freeway, rail, air and barge transportation.
- Manufacturers will find several industrial areas primed for development.
- Ample property much more affordable than the I-5 corridor of Portland and Seattle.
- Highly competitive wage rates and a willing labor pool.
- Local government that is supportive of legitimate business interests.
Klickitat County is Investing in Infrastructure for Business
Klickitat County has targeted four key areas for its industrial economic development. These include Bingen Point, Dallesport, Goldendale and Roosevelt:
- Dallesport, across from The Dalles, Oregon, has excellent industrial potential with plentiful land and water availability. It is situated in the most populated area of the Gorge with an excellent labor pool and transportation access.
- Goldendale, in the center of the county, has a fine new industrial park which has attracted recent tenants.
- Roosevelt, in eastern Klickitat County, offers unique possibilities for companies that can benefit from inexpensive rail transportation to Seattle.
- In addition, the outlying areas of Klickitat County serve as home to a variety of unique small businesses.
Klickitat County is a Wonderful Place to Live
- A rural quality-of-life offering numerous outdoor recreational opportunities.
- Strong schools throughout the county
- Healthy, family-oriented environment
- Reasonable tax structure with no personal state income tax
- Rural living in a spectacularly beautiful setting, yet near the Portland metropolitan area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 20,318 people, 8,327 households, and 5,626 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²).