The Cashmere valley enjoys some wonderful assets, which provide a solid foundation for long-term economic vitality. The following are key examples:
- Natural Amenities: The area has clean air, an abundance of clean water, fertile soil, a warm, dry summer climate and cold, snowy winters.
- Topography: The area’s topography varies from gently rolling hills to steep mountainous valleys.
- Pre-existing Development: In-place infrastructure includes multiple transportation systems, water, sewer, power, governmental bodies, housing, commercial and retail enterprises.
- Extensive Public Land Ownership: Over 85 percent of land in Chelan County is publicly owned. This allows easy access to the back country and an abundance of recreational opportunities.
- Fruit Industry: The industry grows and markets some of the world’s highest quality fruit, including apples, pears, cherries, apricots, and peaches.
- Tourism Industry: The area receives moderate tourist activity with visitors primarily coming to experience the Cashmere Pioneer Museum, Liberty Orchards candy factory, the Chelan County Fair, antique malls, or participate in outdoor recreation activities such as river rafting and mountain biking. Recent trends show positive growth in the overall economic growth and development of the community.