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Yakima Among Fastest Growing Cities in the Nation

YAKIMA, Wash.- A new report released by Moody's Economy.com and published in CNN Money says Yakima is expected to be one of the top ten fastest-growing cities in the nation over the next year.

Five out of the top ten cities on the list are from Washington state.

Yakima ranked eighth in the study.

Numbers show Yakima's growth rate will increase by 13 percent in the next year.

"To see us on the top ten is a really good thing and what's even better is that in the top ten cities across the country, five are in our state," said Mike Morrisette, President of the Yakima Chamber of Commerce.

The report is based on change in real estate and home values over a forcasted year.

Morrisette says real estate investor's will look at these numbers as part of their research and see that Yakima is on the move.

"To speak in philosophical terms, I think stars are getting aligned for us, we're beginning to connect them here on the ground and the result will be prosperity," said Morrisette.