NEWS

Alternative Lenders Roundtable Event Connects Small Businesses with Resources

Monday, December 24, 2018

Small businesses are critical to Skagit County’s economy. They provide important products and services, create jobs and are a tool for wealth creation.  According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), 99.9% of U.S. businesses are small businesses. These small businesses in aggregate employ 47.5% of all U.S. employees.[1]  Surprisingly, four out of five are single employer businesses.[2] Here are just a few of the reasons small businesses are important to our local economy: Small businesses are a significant contributor to the character of a place by adding vitality and vibrancy to a community.  The character of a place is important to...
Strong Skagit Presence at Pacific Marine Expo

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Pacific Marine Expo, which is the largest annual commercial marine trade show on the West Coast, took place in Seattle from November 18-20.  The show featured several Skagit County marine industry businesses and institutions, including the Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing and Technology at Skagit Valley College, Mavrik Marine, Rozema Boat Works Inc., Industrial Resources Incorporated, Olympic Propeller Company, Cold Sea Refrigeration Inc., Maritime Fabrications Inc., and Pacific Marine Center.  EDASC walked the floor at the Expo to connect with businesses and learn more about the latest trends in this important industry sector for Skagit County’s economy, as...