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 1,802
Island Hospital 785
Janicki Industries 706
Skagit County Government 649
Sedro-Woolley School District 480
Skagit Valley Casino & Resort 500
Mount Vernon School District 480
Shell Puget Sound Refinery 470
Swinomish Casino & Lodge 409
PeaceHealth United General Medical Center 400
Tesoro Refinery 394
Burlington Edison School District 390
PACCAR Technical Center 340
Dakota Creek Industries 321
Hexcel Corporation 290
Skagit Bank  199
WalMart 190
Truss Company 166
Costco 160
Skagit Gardens 142

*From study by Western Washington University Center for Business and Economic Research, June 2017