Tri-Cities Economy

Everything we do in the Tri-Cities begins and ends with an exclamation point! Is it any wonder we’re one of the fastest growing areas in the United States?

The Tri-Cities economy continues to out-perform its neighbors and is the brighter spot in Washington State and across the nation.


The average household income for the Tri-Cities region has increased 30.7% since 2000. Currently, the average household income is $72,733.


The Tri-Cities attracts the brightest minds in business. We have a highly educated workforce: 82.8% of the population has a high school, college, or graduate education and there are more scientists and engineers per capita residing here than anywhere else in the nation.


In 2014, the Tri-Cities had more people employed than ever before. In December, the community registered the 21st month of year-over-year job growth.


The region’s economy is anchored in R&D, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, retail, and healthcare. Major employers include Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Bechtel National, CH2M Hill, ConAgra/LambWeston,, Tyson Fresh Meats, AREVA, and URS.

Tri-Cities helps you be brighter, bolder, and louder. Make a bold impact; make your life brighter; cheer out loud at the success you can achieve in Tri-Cities!