Whenever I drive between Pasco and Walla Walla I'm struck by the smell of Boise Paper (formerly Boise Cascade) in Wallula. My wife's uncle worked there and she said he had that distinct smell on his clothes every time he came home. Today I learned that smell... is the smell of MONEY!

That one facility contributes about 3% of all property tax Walla Walla county collects!

The top 5 is rounded out by Broetje Orchards, Gas Transmission Northwest, Union Pacific Railroad and Pacificorp.

Businessman with a briefcase full of money in the hands

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