Adams County Utilities
Competitive utility rates and a fully developed infrastructure that provide key advantages to area businesses
Adams County is competitive when it comes to the bottom line. Our region offers lower property tax rates and affordable utilities. Utility rates are lower than many other regions in Washington, and our local government debt is below average, which directly contributes to lower property taxes and affordability.
The utilities and transportation sector has benefited greatly from Adams County’s convenient location in central Washington near I-90, US 395, SR 17, SR 26, and railroad lines BNSF and CBRR. In addition to our strategic position in Washington State, Adams County has made economic development grants available from $50,000 up to $100,000.
Utility companies and businesses alike benefit from the favorable climate and environmental conditions of the region. Adams County is not prone to natural disasters, and utility uptime and reliability is consistently high.
Meet The Utility Companies That Power Adams County:
CenturyLink and NOANET are the primary providers of broadband and fiber internet access, keeping Adams County residents and businesses reliably connected.
Big Bend Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a member owned electric utility cooperative serving about 8,500 homes, businesses and farm accounts in the Columbia Basin area of Eastern Washington. Our headquarters is located in Ritzville, Washington. We also have a district office located in Mesa, Washington. Please take some time to get to know us a little better. After all, we are not just your power company. We are your family, friends and neighbors. Click here to find out more about Big Bend Electric Cooperative.
Avista Utilities is another major electricity provider to Adams County, offering renewable energy sources through the distribution of wind energy, much of which is sourced from the Adams-Nielson Solar Farm in Lind between Lind and Ritzville.
Area wind farm projects have had positive impacts in Adams County and contributed $1.4 million in property tax revenue in their first year.
Adams County Offers Affordable Housing
The offerings for new businesses in Adams County are plentiful. From available low-cost residential and commercial property to a solid all-weather truck friendly road network, new businesses thrive in our county.
We understand that while financial incentives are a key consideration for businesses looking to establish or relocate, there are human costs and needs that have to be accounted for. Our local residential and commercial real estate market is strong and more importantly, accessible. Affordable utility rates also contribute to a lower than average cost of living.
Adams County residents are able to achieve their goals of homeownership and work-life balance. Our close proximity to metropolitan areas including Spokane and Seattle provide Adams County residents with convenient access to “big city benefits” without having to pay the steadily-increasing cost of living in urban areas.
For information about economic development grants, and to learn more about our key offerings, tax incentives and current utility rates, contact us at 509-331-2042 or email us.