Cashmere, WA. (Daane Hagen Photo)

There are several rural communities throughout Washington state that are becoming homes for emerging climate tech companies. While these companies are taking advantage of state and national climate policies, including the Inflation Reduction Act, they are moving into areas that lean conservative politically- and may even oppose the policies that are driving job creation. Companies like Beta Hatch are using existing infrastructure, such as a closed fruit juice manufacturing plant, to host their own business and create jobs in the community. Other benefits include a skilled workforce, clean power, and access to organic materials.

Some of the other communities that might see changes include:
Centralia – Zap Energy and Fortescue Future Industries
Kettle Falls – Myno Carbon
Moses Lake – Group14 Technologies, Sila Nanotechnologies, Twelve, Universal Hydrogen, and Eviation

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