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EDASC Weekly Update 11/28

Economic Forecast Night: Save the date!

On February 8, 400+ guests come together at McIntyre Hall for a panel review of the economic tends shaping Skagit County and the world’s economy today and tomorrow.

More information and registration will come in the following weeks.


Investor Appreciation Celebration 2017

We hosted over 150 guests at the Heritage Flight Museum for our annual traditional of giving thanks to our investors and sponsors, without whom EDASC would not exist in its current form.

Speakers at the event included: Greg Anders, Vice President & Executive Director of the Heritage Flight Museum; Dr. Tom Keegan, President of Skagit Valley College and Chair of the EDASC Board of Directors; Lisa Janicki, Skagit County Commissioner and Member At Large of the EDASC Board of Directors; Patsy Martin, Executive Director at the Port of Skagit and Member At Large of the EDASC Board of Directors; and Tom Derrer and Scott Holley, former and current presidents of Eddyline Kayaks.

Photos from the event can be found here.


Trade Mission to Japan and South Korea

EDASC Director of Business Recruitment Sean Connell traveled to South Korea and Japan in November to introduce Skagit County and Northwest Washington to key counterparts in both countries, and to explore opportunities for a potential business mission to these markets during 2018 focused around value-added agriculture and related business activities.  The two countries are among the largest international markets for Washington State agricultural exports, including from Skagit County, as well as a source of inbound investment.  More details will be included in the next edition of Skagit Insight

For more information, contact Sean at sean@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.

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