Chelan County is a great place to live with an excellent quality of life. But nearly every rural community boasts of quality of life. So let’s talk about the key advantages Chelan County offers to a new or expanding business. When you pair these advantages with our quality of life, you will find Chelan County hard to pass up.
Clean, Inexpensive, Hydro Power
The Chelan County PUD operates three hydroelectric dams on the Columbia and Chelan Rivers. This abundant green power is available at some of the lowest rates in the nation.
World Class Telecommunication
The Chelan County PUD has built a fiber optic communications system throughout much of Chelan County. This allows inexpensive business operations in Chelan County and an effective way to manage and coordinate Chelan County operations from outside the region.
In addition to the fiber network, Chelan County is close to the Seattle metropolitan area via Highway 2 and Highway 97/I-90. We also have good air service to SeaTac via Horizon Air from Pangborn Memorial Airport. Seattle is close enough to take advantage of easily while still reaping the benefits of lower property and labor costs and avoiding traffic congestion.
Favorable Business Climate
Elected leaders in Chelan County want and value new and expanding businesses locating here.
The agricultural base of the Chelan County economy has provided great stability and the avoidance of “boom and bust” cycles that characterize some other rural communities.
Key People will come to and Stay in Chelan County
Due to the abundant outdoor recreation opportunities and ability to take advantage of all Seattle has to offer, without having to live in it every day, Chelan County is a place where talented people want to live their lives.