The Whidbey Island Small Business Association (WISBA) was created for the welfare of small businesses, so they may have a combined voice, which they would not have individually. They give small and family run businesses, as well as freelancers and contractors, the voice they deserve,and empower them and allow them to prosper because they are the backbone and foundation of the economical stability of the community.
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The Economic Development Association of Skagit County (EDASC) works to advance Skagit County¹s economy and enhance its quality of life through the creation and promotion of healthy businesses and good jobs. EDASC provides comprehensive support services to Skagit-located businesses, and works with prospective investors on site location, workforce training, identifying incentives and access to capital, permitting, research, and other forms of assistance.
The Port of Anacortes offers something for tourists, locals, and businessmen. Large and small businesses relocate close to the area of the port, forming what is Anacortes. The port contains an airport and ferry station, making travel to Alaska, Canada, then Pacific Rim, and other locations much more accessible to those who wish to use it.
Since its founding in 1926, Skagit Valley College has been respected as a leader in providing access to higher education, therefor enhancing economic development, and encouraging cultural enrichment. Learns from diverse backgrounds can expand their opportunities to better themselves and their communities.
Situated adjacent to Interstate 5 and convenient to the Seattle metropolitan area, Arlington offers industrial, commercial and retail zoning in close proximity to family-oriented residential areas. The city boasts a high jobs-to-population ratio (2.2 jobs per residence), and is home to a wide variety of aerospace, manufacturing, construction and green technology enterprises.
Everett is an important part of the evolving Central Puget Sound metropolitan area and an important urban concentration on its own. Everett has several advantages for businesses such as an excellent transportation system, an international seaport, tremendous quality of life resources and an attractive business climate.
Everett Community College strives to educate, equip, and inspire each student. They believe that by making students successful, they are creating a better world. They specialize in helping every student achieve personal and professional goals, in turn contributing to their communities.
Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center (AMTEC) offers state-of-the-art training toward short, stackable certifications and certificates that build to college degrees and a pathway to family wage jobs in manufacturing industry.
Through operation of its international shipping terminals, public marina and real estate development, the Port of Everett brings jobs, business and tourism to our community and region. Port activities support more than 35,000 jobs in the region. Along with this, the Port of Everett is also a committed steward of the environment and waterfront.
The Community Foundation seeks to be a catalyst for change in Snohomish County. We promote charitable giving and strive to create community impact through our grantmaking. We also offer training and workshops to local nonprofits to help improve their effectiveness and to improve the impact of grantmaking for our donors.
The Snohomish County Makers are a group of hobbyist, entrepreneurs, artists, mad-scientists, hackers, geeks, and other technologically savvy persons interested in creating. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and have a local “MakerSpace” collaborative workshop equipped with with modern tools.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur just starting out, an experienced business owner or a manager, Sno-Isle Libraries has services to help you save time and money. Think of them as your partner on the road to success. They are a library district committed to being a partner in the economic growth of Snohomish and Island counties.
The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry is involved in many issues that affect your business in Bellingham/Whatcom County. A strong Chamber means a stronger business community, planned economic growth, and a sustained quality of life. The Chamber’s Core Competencies align with its business activities.
Bellingham Technical College is a leading educational institution, and the only technical college, in northwest Washington State. BTC offers high-quality education in a supportive, student-first environment and has been providing skills-focused education to thousands of local and regional students since 1957.
On the shores of Bellingham Bay with Mount Baker as its backdrop, Bellingham is the last major city before the Washington coastline meets the Canadian border. Bellingham is at the center of a uniquely picturesque area offering a rich variety of recreational, cultural, educational and economic activities.
The fundamental goal of Lynden’s citizens and decision-makers is to sustain Lynden for future generations. The provision of attractive housing affordable to all ages and incomes, and addressing the diverse needs of the population are part of Lynden’s mission for the future. Being good stewards of the environment and the economy are essential to preserving the city’s sense of community, security and its unique identity.
Whatcom Community College contributes to the vitality of its communities by providing quality education in academic transfer, professional-technical, and lifelong learning, preparing students for active citizenship in a global society. Whatcom is an innovative college, engaged with our diverse and changing communities.