Industries and Clusters

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

Company Name # Employees
Skagit Regional Health 3,000*
Mount Vernon School District 1147
Draper Valley Farms 1038
Skagit County Government 757.5
Island Hospital 751
Janicki 692
Sedro Woolley School District 489
Shell Puget Sound Refinery 475
Skagit Valley Casino Resort 450**
Burlington Edison School District 435
Swinomish Casino 398.5
Fred Meyer 392
Tesoro Refinery 390
Skagit Horticulture LLC (Formerly Skagit Gardens) 377
Dakota Creek Industries Inc. 354
Peace Health United General Medical Center 350**
Costco 275**
WalMart 150**
PACCAR Technical Center 150**

*Based on 2019 numbers **Estimated from 3rd party sources.

From study by Western Washington University Center for Business and Economic Research, June 2020