Locating Here

Washington State
National Rankings

4th Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
2014 State New Economy Index
June 2014
Oregon: 15th – Idaho: 24th
5th Corporation for Enterprise Development
2014 Assets and Opportunity Scorecard
January 2014
Oregon: 3rd – Idaho: 38th
5th Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
2014 Small Business Tax Index
April 2014
Oregon: 42nd – Idaho: 38th
5th The Milken Institute
2012 State Technology & Science Index
April 2013
Oregon: 20th – Idaho: 34th
6th Tax Foundation
2014 State Business Tax Climate Index
March 2014
Oregon: 12th – Idaho: 18th
6th Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
2013 Small Business Policy Index
December 2013
Oregon: 42nd – Idaho: 32nd
7th Council for Community and Economic Research
2013 State Business Incentives
2014
Oregon: 38th – Idaho: 41st
9th Forbes Magazine
2013 Best States For Business
September 2013
Oregon: 19th – Idaho: 25th
11th Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
2011 Small Business Survival Index
November 2011
Oregon: 34th – Idaho: 27th
15th Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University
2013 State Competitiveness Report
April 2014
Oregon: 19th – Idaho: 13th
21st Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC)
2013 America's Top States For Business
July 2013
Oregon: 17th – Idaho: 10th
32nd Fraser Institute
2013 Economic Freedom of North America
December 2013
Oregon: 28th – Idaho: 34th
33rd Chief Executive Magazine
2014 Best and Worst States for Business
May 2014
Oregon: 38th – Idaho: 28th
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? Well, 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).