As Skagit County’s leading organization dedicated exclusively to advancing economic development, the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County (EDASC) offers a diverse range of services supporting businesses and communities within the county, as well as people, businesses, and organizations from around the world interested in investing and building partnerships here.
Where Skagit Comes Together
EDASC serves as a convener and facilitator for issues that affect Skagit County and the surrounding region, particularly as they impact the economy and the ability to retain and attract businesses and workers. It offers a common ground where Skagit County, cities and towns, ports, tribes, educational institutions, state and federal government, the private sector, and non-government and community organizations can come together in developing mutually beneficial initiatives and solutions that will support sustainable, inclusive, and equitable economic development and growth in Skagit County and northwestern Washington.
EDASC is the designated associate development organization for Skagit County, in which capacity it partners with the Washington State Department of Commerce, as well as the county, cities and towns, ports, tribes, private sector, and broader community to advance county and regional economic development.
Information Clearing House
EDASC serves as an information clearinghouse for Skagit County on economic development and related topics. It offers tailored research, statistical data for market research and analysis, and business referral services through its statewide network of partnerships and resources.
EDASC is the county-wide network of choice for industry clusters and stakeholders striving to create and maintain connections within and between the business and public benefit networks of Skagit County.
Driving Professional Development
The EDASC Foundation operates a county-wide professional development program called NextExec for high potential leaders and emerging managers. The EDASC Foundation also operates the highly-regarded Leadership Skagit program in partnership with Skagit Valley College.