Leading Industries

Explore the key industries and businesses driving growth in Adams County

The Adams County Development Council offers support for businesses across a wide range of sectors. Agriculture is the main industry in Adams County, with a combination of value added agriculture processing, dry land wheat and Columbia Basin irrigated agriculture.

Wheat, potatoes and blueberries are leading crops in Adams County. Our area farmers produce 60 different crops annually. Farming has been at the heart of our residents and businesses since the late 1800s when the first wheat industry was first established in the region.

Adams County has a high growth in the frozen potato and agricultural sectors in our region, and we’re actively experiencing significant growth in energy sectors. From agriculture to manufacturing, renewable energy, retail and tourism, we invite you to discover the opportunities and resources that the Adams County Development Council can provide. 

Meet the Largest Employers in Adams County

Adams County Vertical Expansion Goals

Renewable energy has become a major river of tax revenue in the last several years. Adams County has quickly risen to national notoriety with the development of the Rattlesnake Flat Wind Project in Lind, WA.

Rattlesnake Flat is a 160 MW, wind project that is expected to generate $1.6 million in tax revenue in its first year, and an additional $850,000 a year for the duration of the 20 year project.

The 20 MW Adams Nielson Solar project in Lind, WA, is a groundbreaking initiative that is set to harness the abundant renewable energy potential of the region. Spanning over 200 acres of sun-soaked land, this solar project aims to significantly contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions and promote sustainable energy practices.

Wind, solar and other renewable energy initiatives have brought numerous high-skill, well-paying jobs to Adams County. ACDC is committed to pursuing additional renewable energy projects and can help utility companies and investors identify opportunities throughout the region. 

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The Adams County solar farm is the largest in Washington state at over 200 acres and produces 28 megawatts of energy.

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