We are the state designated Associate Development Organization (ADO) and Economic Development Council (EDC) for Island County. Representing broad interests of the community, we work to diversify and strengthen the local economy, preserve and progress the quality of life of islanders, and stabilize the economic interests of Whidbey and Camano Islands.

We offer access to a network of businesses, economic and political resources, and we represent Island County businesses in local and statewide political and policy forums.


Free to low-cost workshops delivered by us or by one of our partner organizations.

Reports & Studies

Smart business decisions require good information. Members get free access.

Access to Resources

We have personal relationships with finance experts, library resources, government officials, and other business experts. We share these and more resources with you.

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We Know You

  • Taxable retail sales tool

    We compile a taxable retail sales tool which shows local sales trends in hundreds of different sectors.

  • Numbers

    Permitting and employment numbers show us a complete picture of the local business climate.

  • Representation

    We represent YOU in city, county, regional, state, and federal governments.

  • Business information

    We are the trusted source of business information to local businesses, chambers, consultants, and law makers.

  • Board of Directors

    Our board represents every area of the county and a variety of industries including banks, government, construction, transportation, education, utilities, wineries, small shops, and farms.

Economic development relies on three main pillars: business development, community development, and workforce development. We work hard to improve every sector on Whidbey and Camano Islands.

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