In the early 1900s, the growth of the tiny town of Moses Lake was limited by battles over water rights and the Great Depression. Undeterred by hard times, the 300-some residents worked together to influence the construction of highways ending decades of isolation and organized support for the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project and Grand Coulee Dam. The town became the fastest growing community in Washington State. Access to irrigation water and the arrival of the Moses Lake Army Air Base, which is now home to Mitsubishi and the test site for their new MRJ, fueled an agricultural boomtown as the beautiful lakeside town of Moses Lake morphed into the current population and service center of the Columbia Basin. The city now purports a strong agricultural industry and is home to numerous other companies including Mitsubishi, Takata, Moses Lake Industries, Genie Industries, and REC Silicon. Thank you for your interest in Moses Lake and our wonderful community.