Local Economy

Economic Characteristics of Prosser (within 10 mile radius)

Gender by Occupation  
Gender by Age  
Gender by Education  

Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey

State of Regional Economy

The linked PowerPoint Presentation was put together by Ajsa Suljic, Regional Labor Economist, WA State Employment Security Dept. Presentation – click here for pdf

Prosser Major Industrial Employers

Tree Top, Inc. a grower owned apple and pear products and concentrate processor (1,100 grower/owners in WA, ID & OR); 132 employees.
2780 Lee Road (509) 786-2926

Milne Fruit a locally owned processor and purveyor of fruit based ingredients, 120 employees.
804 Bennett Ave.; 509 786-2611 Fax 509 786-4915

Zirkle Fruit: Fruit – vegetable growers and shippers employs 380 at it's Prosser facility.
101 Benitz Rd. 509 786-3993

Columbia Crest Winery employs 291 individuals and produces award winning, affordble wines.
Hwy. 221, Paterson, WA; 509 875-2061

Chukar Cherries: Chocolate Covered Fruit and Nuts.
320 Wine Country Rd.  509 786-2055

Prosser Major Non-Farm Employers

Companies Employees
Benton Co. Government 144
Benton Rural Electric  54
City of Prosser   50
Prosser Memorial Hospital 300
Prosser School District 316
WSU/IAREC 207 Full time, 150 Part time

Benton County reports unemployment numbers well below the national and state averages. Favorable economic conditions and a viable labor force have been a mainstay, aiding local economic development.

Benton County Resident Labor Force

Employment Data Number of People
Labor Force 93,928
Employment 87,307
Unemployment and % 7.0%

Figures as of 2016 – Source: Employment Security Department

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