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EDASC Event Announcements

Skagit County Community Conversation:  Housing and Economic Development 

Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lincoln Theater, 712 S. First Street, Mount Vernon

Join EDASC’s inaugural Skagit County Community Conversation on November 9, when the Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) and Skagit County Public Health and Housing department will be presenting data, ideas and opportunities related to housing in Skagit County.

SCOG Executive Director Kevin Murphy will present the findings of and discuss his thoughts on the recently published county-wide housing study commissioned by the SCOG board.  EDASC CEO John Sternlicht will discuss the housing needs of county employers and economic impact of available housing for economic development, in addition to sharing his thoughts on several nationally recognized housing initiative benchmarks.  Kayla Schott-Bresler from the Skagit County Housing, Homeless Services, & Community Development Office will discuss workforce housing needs, the economic impact of affordable housing development, and employer assisted housing models.  A panel of real estate, development and public policy stakeholders will discuss housing issues and opportunities from their perspective and take questions from the audience.

For more information, contact Andrew Miller, EDASC Director of Business Retention and Expansion, at andrew@skagit.org.


Investor Appreciation Celebration

Monday, November 13, 5:30 pm – 7:30 PM 
Heritage Flight Museum, 15053 Crosswind Dr., Burlington

Join us for the 2017 EDASC Investor Appreciation Celebration at the Heritage Flight Museum!  This free by-invite event is a thank you for current EDASC Investor businesses and organizations and an opportunity to showcase recent accomplishments that EDASC Investors have made possible.  Enjoy music, appetizers, drinks and networking and a brief update from EDASC and local community leaders.

More Information and Event Registration


Skagit County Industry Cluster Working Group Meetings

Location: EDASC Offices in Mount Vernon, unless otherwise listed

Health & Wellness:  November 8, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Other Meetings TBA

For more information, contact Andrew Miller, EDASC Director of Business Retention and Expansion, at andrew@skagit.org.


2018 Skagit Business Guide and EDASC Investor Directory

The 2018 Skagit Business Guide and EDASC Investor Directory will be published in February.  The guides are distributed to Skagit County businesses, chambers of commerce, local colleges, libraries and schools, as well as at business events throughout the region.  If you are interested in becoming an EDASC Investor and advertising in the Guide, please visit our website at www.skagit.org for more information or contact us at office@skagit.org or (360) 336-6114.



Investor & Community Announcements

Submitted events and announcements. If you are an EDASC Investor and would like to have your announcement added, please send details to office@skagit.org two weeks in advance. 

Population Health Trust Survey – Your Participation Requested!  The Skagit County Public Health – Population Health Trust is seeking participants for its upcoming “First Thousand Days” survey for families of children ages 5 and below, to learn how to make Skagit County a better place for families with small children.  For more information, contact Population Health Trust.

November 10:  Commemoration Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans.  Congresswoman Suzan DelBene is partnering with the Vietnam War Commemoration as part of a nationwide effort to thank and honor all Vietnam-era veterans and their families at Vietnam War 50th Commemoration pinning ceremonies to publicly recognize their service and sacrifice for our country.  Vietnam veterans and their families interested in participating can learn more about this event at:   https://delbene.house.gov/constituent-services/vietnam-war-50th-commemoration.htm

November 11:  Storm the Fort! Scout Skills Event.  Rescheduled for Spring 2018–Details to Follow! 

November 18:  Women in Agriculture Conference.  Save the Date for Washington State University’s 6th Annual Women in Agriculture Conference.  Event and registration information.

November 25:  Small Business Saturday

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