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Island County to Begin CEDS Planning Process

In April 2023, the Island County Board of Commissioners voted to support the development of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Island County. Island County, the Cities of Langley and Oak Harbor, and the Town of Coupeville generously support this project. This CEDS planning and development process will be overseen by the Economic Development…

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First-Ever Initiative of its Kind: Advancing Island County & Skagit County Businesses Through a New State-Funded Small Business Innovation Fund

Free Business Services: Accelerators, Bootcamps, Grant Funds, Technology Tools, Mentors, and More The Economic Development Council for Island County (Island County EDC) submitted a bold proposal to the Washington Department of Commerce’s Small Business Innovation Fund grant program in partnership with the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County (EDASC) and the Regional Accelerator & Innovation…

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EDC Now a Local Hub for L&I Resources

The Economic Development Council for Island County (EDC) is proud to announce a new partnership with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), through their Small Business Outreach Contracts program. What does this partnership mean for our local businesses? In addition to the existing business support that the EDC provides, we will now serve…

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Island Transit Maximized – Take the Survey

Island Transit Maximized is a new initiative that has evaluated all aspects of our current public transit system and identified where improvements can be made to create more accessible, convenient, safe, friendly, and sustainable bus services. This provides all our community members greater access to jobs, education, shopping, residential areas, medical facilities, and other opportunities…

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