Skagit County offers a central, cost-competitive location for defense contractors within the Pacific Northwest’s advanced manufacturing and information technology industry centers.  Strategically located near two leading U.S. and Canadian naval installations—Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt—Skagit County is home to many active duty service members and veterans.  Of the personnel working at NAS Whidbey Island, 10 percent live in Skagit County, earning $50 million in payroll.

Leading Defense Contractors

  • Food Services, Inc.
  • Team Corporation
  • Workskiff, Inc.
  • EDCO, INC.
  • Dakota Creek Industries

Information Resources

Profile of Skagit County Defense Sector