Yakima County construction projects on the rise

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- More construction projects are on the way for Yakima County. KIMA learned more commercial applications are being processed.

This year, 80 applications for commercial permits are in the works. Only 50 were processed in each of the past two years. Officials hope the projects will lead to more tax revenue. People said they were able to apply to more jobs because of new construction projects.

"I believe that there's hope for people who need a job," said Christopher Sanborn. They're out there, you just got to look hard and hit the pavement."

The value for the commercial projects this year is more than 51-million dollars.