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.

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…

The fundamental purpose of this report is to bring forth goals and strategies that provide quality economic opportunity for our citizens, diversify our economy, and expand our tax base. In addition, create…

This project was designed to create implementation strategies for a strategic economic action plan for the Greater Oak Harbor, North Whidbey area. To accomplish this goal a process was established to facilitate…

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