Skagit County has a diverse and rapidly growing economy, led by advanced manufacturing, agriculture, and maritime industries.  Clean technology is emerging as a promising new sector for Skagit County businesses, while sustainable natural resource businesses remain an important part of the county's economy.  Recreation, tourism, and retail are important economic engines, particularly for the county's smaller communities.

Learn more about leading Skagit County industry sectors though clicking on the below buttons:

Advanced Manufacturing      Agriculture      Maritime      Natural Resources

Clean Technology    Recreation    Tourism & Arts    Defense

The below data mapping tool will help you research and locate data on Skagit County's industry sectors and industry clusters, and to look up businesses by sector and NAICS codes.

Leading Employers

Skagit Regional Health 2,000
Mount Vernon School District 815
Shell Puget Sound Refinery 726*
Island Hospital 718
Janicki Industries 695
Skagit County Government 636
Swinomish Casino 499
Walmart 425
Tesoro Refinery 348-400
Sedro-Woolley School District 366
Burlington-Edison School District 310
PACCAR Technical Center 261
Costco 154
Skagit Gardens Inc. 152
Fred Meyer 97-211
Home Depot 125-150
Skagit State Bank 144
Karmart 105
Hexcel 100
Snelson Co. Inc. 86


* 250 of the Shell employees are contractors
From study by Western Washington University Center for Business and Economic Research, June 30, 2014