Moses Lake is a city in Grant County, Washington, located in the United States. As of the 2020 census, the population was 24,698 people. Grant County's major city is Moses Lake. The city serves as the hub of the Moses Lake Micropolitan Area, which encompasses all of Grant County and is included in the Moses Lake – Othello combined statistical area.
Moses Lake has an international airport, a foreign trade zone, industrial electricity costs averaging 2.5 cents per kilowatt-hour, cheap land, a high-speed fiber-optic network, low tax rates, and a highly-skilled manufacturing workforce. Because of its proximity to Interstate 90 and the Columbia Basin Short Line Rail, it is easy to carry freight in and out of the area.
Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake provides customized training to meet the demands of local companies. Historically, agriculture has been the mainstay of Moses Lake's economy. However, Moses Lake and its surrounding area have seen significant expansion in industry and technology in recent years. Many businesses have relocated to the region due to the availability of low-cost power and land.
Leading employers in Moses Lake include: Basic American Foods, Chemi-Con Materials Corp., D&L Foundry, Inc., Akzo Nobel Pulp & Paper Chemicals, Genie Industries, Inc., International Paper, J.R. Simplot Co., Moses Lake Industries Inc., National Frozen Foods Corp., REC Silicon, SGL Automotive Carbon Fiber, Takata, Western Polymer Corp.
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