Have you noticed more and more people are shopping our local businesses and moving into places that were for rent or for sale? It's because more and more people are finding out that the Northwest is best!

United Van Lines reported that more and more people are moving out of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and several other states to reclocate to states like Oregon, Idaho and Washington.

I don't blame them. I wouldn't want to live in New York, either.

Vermont is the number one relocation destination but if you add up Oregon, Idaho and Washington, it's more than Vermont, South Dakota and some of the other move-to places. I'm okay with that.

Maybe if we get some people from New York here in Yakima, they can open up a New York-style deli or pizzeria. I'd be down for that!