Reports & Studies

The EDC works hard to provide important, unbiased information that will help our businesses make the best decisions for them. EDC reports are listed below with a short description, their file size, and the cost to download.

All reports and studies are available to EDC members at no additional cost. To join the EDC and receive full access, learn more here.

Each year, the Island County Economic Development Council reaches out to contacts to compile the annual Major Employers list. This list includes self-reported data from public employers and those private…

Each year, the Island County Economic Development Council reaches out to contacts to compile the annual Major Employers list. This list includes self-reported data from public employers and those private…

In August 2013 Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson asked the Island County Economic Development Council and Economic Development Association of Skagit County to compile a report on the military impact…

There’s little doubt that demographics play a significant role in the local economy. The goods and services needed to support a family with young children is dramatically different than one…

There’s little doubt that demographics play a significant role in the local economy. The goods and services needed to support a family with young children is dramatically different than one…

Data warehouses provide high fidelity leakage comparisons. These companies purchase data from credit card companies, business and other financial institutions to compile their leakage reports. The problem is they sell the…

A main theme in the Island County Comprehensive Plan is the need to create and attract living wage jobs (Development, 2008). That begs the question, “What is a living wage…

In January of 1996, the Island County Planning Department entered into a contract with the Island County Economic Development Council (EDC) to "analyze and evaluate sections of the proposed Island County Comprehensive…

This Economic Review of a proposed resort facility on South Whidbey solely attempts to measure its likely economic benefits, in terms of employment, revenues, and taxes. No attempt is made here to…