Key Industries

Wood Products

Wood products manufacturing makes up a substantial part of the local manufacturing base in Grays Harbor County.

Facts and Figures

  • Regional job concentration for wood products manufacturing (NAICS code 321) is 11.04 times the state job concentration. In other words, there are 1,004% more jobs within this sector in Grays Harbor County than the typical county in Washington. (EMSI: 2016 Data)
  • There are 27 wood products companies in Grays Harbor County employing 850 workers generating an annual payroll of $38,108,000 per year. (Census: 2014)

Notable Companies

Ship Building

Shipbuilding has been a tradition in Grays Harbor County since 1886 when tall-masted schooners were built along the banks of the county's rivers to ship lumber throughout the world. Today, Grays Harbor is a top producer of fiberglass hulled yachts and small craft.

Facts and Figures

  • Regional job for ship and boat building (NAICS code 3366) concentration is 6.99 times the state job concentration. In other words, there are 599% more jobs in ship and boat building in this region than the typical county in Washington. (EMSI: 2016 Data)
  • Lower costs for labor and facilities relative to larger markets in Washington State.

Notable Companies

Food Processing and Manufacturing

With the abundance of locally produced cranberries and a large commercial fishing industry, Grays Harbor has a number of large food processing companies.

Facts and Figures

  • Regional job concentration for food processing and manufacturing (NAICS code 311) is 2.68 times the state job concentration. In other words, there are 168% more jobs in food processing in this region than the typical county in Washington. (EMSI: 2016 Data)
  • Lower costs for labor and facilities relative to larger markets in Washington State.

Notable Companies