Jointly prepared by Skagit County, the Port of Skagit, and the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County in March 2017, this Community Fiber Optic Network Strategic Plan serves as a guiding document for development of a countywide, carrier grade, open access fiber optic network that will deliver affordable high speed internet access to the citizens of Skagit County for the purposes of economic development, education, public health and...
Category: fiber, broadband, information technology, infrastructure, communications
This national ReadyNation report, published in April 2017, examines how character skills formed in early childhood contribute to building a strong workforce with the necessary social-emotional skills for the 21st century economy.
Skagit County, Washington is home to innovative world leaders in composites, precision tooling, and specialized advanced manufacturing. Skagit-made products are core components of everything from commercial and military airplanes, NASA space exploration vehicles and the James Webb Space Telescope, to naval research vessels, America’s Cup champion racing yachts, and recreational boats. View this flyer to learn about composites manufacturing and training in Skagit County.
EDASC's 2017 Business Plan for advancing Skagit County's economy focuses on five primary categories:
Foster new economic growth within Skagit County
Build foundations for the future
Build Skagit brand and global partnerships
Advance inclusive growth and community building
Magnify Skagit County's voice as a regional leader
The 2017 Skagit Business Guide features information about the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County, regional business profiles, and an EDASC Investor Member Directory.
The annual support of 330+ businesses and organizations is essential to fulfilling EDASC’s mission to enhance Skagit County's quality of life through the creation and preservation of healthy businesses and good jobs.
Category: Strategic Plan and Annual Reports, Investors
The Skagit County Trends website provides current and relevant data to anyone seeking to learn about the health and prosperity of Skagit County, and and to inform decision-making to improve life for all Skagit County people. Skagit County Trends is a project of the Population Health Trust Advisory Committee, which seeks to enrich local, private, and public decision-making to improve health and wellbeing by providing current and relevant data...
Data and information on Skagit County's economic performance, cluster composition, and sub-regional composition, from the U.S. Cluster Mapping Project. The U.S. Cluster Mapping Project is a national economic initiative that provides over 50 million open data records on industry clusters and regional business environments in the United States to promote economic growth and national competitiveness. The project is led by Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness in partnership with the...
The Washington State China Relations Council, founded in 1979 following the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and China, is the leading organization engaged in China-related activity in Washington state. A private and non-profit business association dedicated to promoting stronger commercial, educational, and cultural relations between the state of Washington and the People's Republic of China, the Council is the oldest non-governmental statewide...
February 2015 report on the economic impacts of Skagit County's refineries, prepared by the Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR), located within the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University.
WSU Mount Vernon Northwest Washington Research & Extension Center is one of four WSU Research Centers operated by the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) housing several research programs, including entomology, small fruit horticulture, vegetable horticulture, vegetable pathology, vegetable seed pathology, weed science, and plant breeding. The research center works to solve plant-related problems, and develop cost-effective and environmentally-sound plant production practices...
The Skagit STEM Network will provide the resources and a collaborative environment for educators, administrators, businesses and community based organizations that better enable them to help the students of Skagit County. The intent is to create a scalable program that other Skagit County School Districts can adopt and participate.
The Council is a 27 member board responsible for governance and oversight of the workforce development system in Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan counties. Authorized under the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), the Council convenes private and public sectors to address workforce development issues.
Led by a business majority, the Council includes representation from businesses, labor, education, economic development and government. The Council,...
The Washington State Department of Commerce's mission is to grow and improve jobs in Washington State by championing thriving communities, a prosperous economy, and sustainable infrastructure. We help strengthen communities by bringing together people and resources.
To achieve the highest level of voluntary compliance and customer service through collaboration and innovation.
To fairly and efficiently collect revenues and administer programs to fund public services and advocate sound tax policy.
The regional economic accounts tell us about the geographic distribution of U.S. economic activity and growth. The estimates of gross domestic product by state and state and local area personal income, and the accompanying detail, provide a consistent framework for analyzing and comparing individual state and local area economies.
Information and data about Washington’s job market and economy on this website are compiled and published by Employment Security’s Labor Market and Performance Analysis (LMPA). Our data are gathered from tax records, employers, government agencies, surveys and other sources.
Welcome to Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics! In a gorgeous setting within view of the Salish Sea, CBE faculty approach business in a way that will benefit people, the planet and profits. Students develop people and analytical skills with an emphasis on sustainability. CBE’s programs are accredited by AACSB, an accreditation that assures students, parents, organizations and faculty that the College provides a...
The U.S. Commercial Service is the lead trade promotion agency of the U.S. government. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.
February 26, 2016
Skagit County Economic Development Strategic Plan
EDASC, on behalf of Skagit County and all its residents, will conduct a professional, pro-active economic development program targeted at attracting new, family-wage, primary industry* jobs through business recruitment, retention and expansion, and tourism promotion. In addition, EDASC will work in collaboration with our public and private sector partners to foster a supportive, sustainable and healthy environment for...
As an EDASC Investor, your annual investment will fuel innovative and collaborative programs to:
Create and sustain good jobs in Skagit County by supporting our existing business community; recruiting companies to diversify and strengthen our economy; assisting start-up and small businesses; developing infrastructure, talent, and tourism; and promoting prosperity and success county-wide.
Convene diverse interests to accomplish shared goals for the long-term prosperity and well-being of our...