The city of Chehalis is located in the County of Lewis. Chehalis is also the county seat of Lewis county. It has a total area of about 15 sq. km. and located at an elevation of about 243 ft. above the sea level. Businesses related to industries involved in airlines, real estate, automotive and retail promote the financial growth of the community. The airline sector helps in the growth and development of aircraft instruction centers, servicing and maintenances and airline ticketing agencies. Real estate sector helps businesses like building material supplies, bathroom planners, furniture and upholestry services. The local automotive sector helps in the development of auto renting and leasing services, auto transmission and auto restoration businesses. Commercial spaces are utilized by barbecue restaurants, beverage and beer shops. The local farmers' market helps in the growth and development of fruit and vegetable stores, farm equipment sales and servicing and food carry out services. The local financial sector helps many individuals to work as insurance and financial agents. Banks and insurance companies not only provides economic oppurtunities to many individuals to earn a living, but also helps in the growth and development of the local economy.