SIED Board


 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.

The SIED Board is responsible for reviewing applications and making funding recommendations to the Board of Yakima County Commissioners. More information on the program can be found at: ChooseYakimaValley.com/SIED.


Members
    • Bill Huibregtse 
    • December 31, 2020
    • Gary Clark
    • December 31, 2020
    • Dirk Bernd
    •  December 31, 2020
    • Jerry Kobes
    • December 31, 2020
    • Jim Sewell
    • December 31, 2022
    • Commissioner Ron Anderson
    • December 31, 2021
    • Mayor City of Yakima, Patricia Buyers
    • Jon Smith, Administrator

    Responsibilities

    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.