One of the Fastest Growing Micropolitan Areas in the Nation


It came as no surprise to local residents when Forbes listed Grant County as one of the 10 fastest growing Micropolitan areas in the nation. Housing construction continued even after the bubble burst with multiple neighborhoods of 50 plus homes being built and occupied. This trend is continuing as housing developers race to keep up with demand.

Behind the increase in population is the arrival of giant manufacturing and technology companies that have built facilities and hired new employees. Some of the more recognizable names include Dell, Microsoft, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (a joint Venture with BMW Auto Group), Yahoo!, REC Silicon and Intuit.

This new employment growth has led to higher wages throughout Grant County and an increased demand for new retail shopping options.

Retail Assets

Sites for Development

Grant County has hundreds of acres of commercial zoned land and thousands of square feet of commercial retail space that is ready for development.



Interstate 90 links Grant County to Seattle on the West and to Chicago and Boston on the east. U.S. Highway 2 is the other major east/west transportation route and State Highway 17 is the main north/south transportation route.


Both Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and the Columbia Basin Railroad (CBRC) provide rail to Grant County.


Grant County is serviced by 5 common carriers. 4 of the carriers have local terminals and 1 carrier offers inter-modal services.

Major Local Retail Companies

Auto Parts & Accessories

  • Napa
  • Carquest Auto Parts
  • Auto Zone
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts

Building Materials

  • Ace Hardware
  • Lowe's
  • The Home Depot
  • True Value
  • Harbor Freight


  • Maurices
  • Ross Dress for Less
  • Famous Footwear
  • Marshalls
  • Rue 21


  • Rite Aid
  • Walgreens

Pet Care

  • Petco

Electronics and Appliances

  • Game Stop
  • Sears

Hobby & Specialty Store

  • JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores

General Merchandise

  • Big Lots
  • Dollar Tree
  • Wal-Mart
  • Staples
  • Ulta

Sporting Goods

  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • Tri-State Outfitters
  • Sportsman's Warehouse