Tri-Cities, Washington – The Ideal Location for Manufacturing Facilities
The Tri-Cities MSA is especially attractive to successful, expanding companies looking to locate branch operations and develop new facilities. Area thought leaders have created an environment where innovation is focused on developing solutions to tough national energy challenges.
Energy Hub of the Pacific Northwest
Abundant, reliable and inexpensive energy, and a very favorable business climate, make the Tri-Cities an excellent location for all types of manufacturing. It is especially attractive to companies in the energy sector interested in the growing, energy conscious, worldwide market.
The Mid-Columbia region has a long history of leadership in manufacturing. Industrial customers in Washington pay an average of 4.51 cents per kilowatt hour, the lowest electricity rates in the nation.
The Tri-Cities is the Energy Hub of Washington and the Pacific Northwest with over 5,000 employees in energy related fields.
In addition to manufacturing, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland is recognized as a leader in energy technology development. With over $1 billion Federal research budget and 4,200 employees, PNNL’s energy portfolio includes smart grid applications, energy storage and fuel cell development.