EDASC celebrates Economic Development Week
Monday, May 10, 2021
EDASC this week is celebrating Economic Development Week, a chance to shine a spotlight on our work. Let’s start off by answering a seemingly simple yet broad question: What is economic development? It is the intentional practice of improving a community's economic well-being and quality of life. It includes a broad range of activities to attract, create, and retain jobs, and to foster a resilient, pro-growth tax base and an inclusive economy. The practice of economic development is a collaborative effort involving industry, government and a myriad of community stakeholders.
Creating this awareness is important because many people aren’t aware of economic development or what EDASC does.
Our initiatives include:
- Providing grant funding to local businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic
- Events and workshops for local businesses and entrepreneurs
- Helping businesses to secure the incentives and financing they need to grow
- Recruiting new businesses to Skagit County
- Providing demographic data and real estate information to site selectors
- Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) programs that keep us in touch with local businesses and aware of their needs
- Small business support working in collaboration with the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, SBDC, SCORE, Entrepreneurship - NW Innovation and others.
- Developing leaders through Leadership Skagit.
EDASC is involved in all areas of economic development because we understand that a vibrant community is one that makes it possible for everyone to thrive. We invite you to learn more about our work and how you can become involved.
Thank you to our investors, partners and everyone who supports EADSC’s work in Skagit County.