Supporting Investments in Economic Development (SIED) Board
Yakima County's Supporting Investment in Economic Development (SIED) program is the result of 1997 state legislation to help remedy distress in rural areas. SIED awards grants and loans to finance public infrastructure such as access roads, rail lines, sewer and water extensions, or other public works to support private investment and job creation.
SIED funding is the result of 1997 state legislation to help remedy distress in rural areas. Since 1999 Yakima County's SIED program has invested over $49 million in local infrastructure projects (road, water, sewer) throughout Yakima County. Companies supported by SIED have invested over $200 million in new facilities and created over 1600 new jobs.