One of the Fastest Growing Micropolitan Areas in the Nation
It came as no surprise to local residents when Forbes listed Grant County as one of the 10 fastest growing Micropolitan areas in the nation. Housing construction continued even after the bubble burst with multiple neighborhoods of 50 plus homes being built and occupied. This trend is continuing as housing developers race to keep up with demand.
Behind the increase in population is the arrival of giant manufacturing and technology companies that have built facilities and hired new employees. Some of the more recognizable names include Dell, Microsoft, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (a joint Venture with BMW Auto Group), Yahoo!, REC Silicon and Intuit. This new employment growth has led to higher wages throughout Grant County and an increased demand for new retail shopping options.
Sites for Development
Grant County has hundreds of acres of commercial zoned land and thousands of square feet of commercial retail space that is ready for development.
Road Interstate 90 links Grant County Seattle on the West and to
Chicago and Boston on the east. U.S. Highway 2 is the other major east/west transportation
route and State Highway 17 is the main north/south transportation route.
Rail Both Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and the Columbia
Basin Railroad (CBRC) provide rail to Grant County.
Trucking Grant County is serviced by 5 common carriers. 4 of the
carriers have local terminals and 1 carrier offers inter-modal services.
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