Locating Here

Washington State
National Rankings

3rd Bloomberg Business
2016 Most Innovative States In America
January 2016
Oregon: 6th – Idaho: 23rd
4th Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
2014 State New Economy Index
June 2014
Oregon: 15th – Idaho: 24th
5th Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
2016 Small Business Tax Index
June 2016
Oregon: 43rd – Idaho: 34th
6th Corporation for Enterprise Development
2015 Assets and Opportunity Scorecard
January 2014
Oregon: 4th – Idaho: 45th
6th The Milken Institute
2014 State Technology & Science Index
November 2014
Oregon: 17th – Idaho: 33rd
6th Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
2014 Small Business Policy Index
December 2014
Oregon: 44th – Idaho: 34th
7th Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC)
2014 America's Top States for Business
June 2014
Oregon: 22nd – Idaho: 16th
10th Council for Community and Economic Research
2015 State Business Incentives
Oregon: 29th – Idaho: 33rd
10th Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University
2014 State Competitiveness Report
June 2015
Oregon: 19th – Idaho: 15th
10th Forbes Magazine
2015 Best States For Business
October 2015
Oregon: 12th – Idaho: 22nd
12th Tax Foundation
2016 State Business Tax Climate Index
November 2015
Oregon: 11th – Idaho: 19th
Assessing State Business Climate Indexes (Federal Reserve Bank)

There are many reasons why the Port of Klickitat and Klickitat County are a great place to locate your business. Here, you'll find all the requisites including excellent business support, an assortment of communications technologies to serve your company and your employees, various opportunities for education, a broad collection of financial support programs, low operating costs, world-class recreation, and a willing workforce.

Not enough? We have a simple tax system that features no corporate tax, no unitary tax, no inventory tax, no personal income tax, and no tax on interest, dividends, or capital gains. We also offer all the benefits of a more rural lifestyle...and the recreation opportunities that come with it...while being just over one hour away from all the amenities of an urban metropolitan area (Portland/Vancouver). On top of all that, we're located in Washington State which consistently ranks as one of the top 25 percent of best business states in the nation!

Still not convinced? Learn more about our local communities, the demographics of the area (including a summary of Klickitat County from the US Census Bureau), and our regulatory environment. Find out what to do when you're not working courtesy of Washington State Tourism, Columbia Gorge magazine, Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce , and Travel Oregon. Finally, take note of how other organizations, publications, and entities rank Washington as a state in which to do business (see table on this page).