Business News & Insights

Read the latest business news and industry testimonials from the City of Wasco's Economic Development Department. 

Wasco Advantage for Business

Located in the heart of Central California, Wasco is one of the most progressive, fastest-growing areas in the western U.S. and offers an ideal location for business growth. We invite you to discover why companies like Walmart, Bethlehem Construction, and Sunny Gem have chosen to do business here.

Competitive Advantages
The exceptional business climate for manufacturing, value added agriculture and logistics operations, makes the City of Wasco the ideal environment for your company. Expedited permit processes (weeks, rather than months) are just the beginning of Wasco’s competitive advantages.

Wasco offers commercial and industrial-zoned land ready for development, reasonable prices, and a business-friendly environment that is ready to work with you to quickly move your project through the approval process.

Population & Workforce
And our population and workforce will continue to grow thanks to an affordable cost of living and an excellent quality of life.


“Wasco’s streamlined development process and highly-skilled staff have helped us realize our vision for a successful retail development project. We are impressed by the city's speed and responsiveness in dealing with developments.”
Braden Bernards, Senior Development Manager, Cole Valley Partners – Dutch Bros

Incoming / New Business 


Updated: 02/07/2023 
Ross will be having its Grand Opening on March 4, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

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Strata Credit Union

Ground Breaking Event scheduled for September 29, 2022 at 9:30a.m. (PDF)

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Grocery Outlet 

Is under construction at the northeast corner of Poplar and Highway 46.  The project is tentatively scheduled to be complete and open in the first quarter of 2023.

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