The Town of Concrete is a historic community at the convergence of the Baker and Skagit Rivers in the northern Cascade Mountains. A leading center for cement production from the early 1900s through the 1960s, Concrete is the location of Puget Sound Energy’s Baker River Hydroelectric Project, with power generating capacity of 215 megawatts produced by the Upper and Lower Baker Dams. A gateway to North Cascades National Park, the popular Baker Lake recreation area, the southeastern flank of Mt. Baker, and a key stop for visitors driving the North Cascades Highway and the Cascade Loop, Concrete also has a municipal airport, Mears Field, with a 2,580-foot runway that hosts an annual fly-in popular with vintage aircraft enthusiasts.
In 2016 Concrete approved a new economic development plan with the strategies of strengthening existing connections between the town and greater Concrete community; workforce education and training; infrastructure development; and economic diversification, including small business development, e-commerce, and entrepreneurship.