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Economic Development Council for Island County

The Economic Development Council for Island County (EDC) works to create a thriving economic environment where business can grow and create jobs for local residents in a way that enhances and preserves our unique quality of life.

An independent nonprofit, the EDC is the County’s designated partner with the Washington State Department of Commerce. We collaborate with elected officials, government, business and community organizations to create an economic environment where businesses can grow and create jobs, enhancing the islands’ unique quality of life.

Counseling & Resources

We offer direct services that include one-on-one business counseling and local economic data and resources.


Through advocacy, we give members a voice in the economic development of their community.

EDC Strategic Priorities

Our five-year strategic focus is to support economic resiliency, strengthen technology infrastructure, support agriculture, attract new employers, and promote workforce training and housing.

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