Skamania Economic Development Council
Stevenson, United States
Member since: 2017-10-16
The Skamania County Economic Development Council (EDC) was formed in 1985 and is established as a private non-profit 501(c)3 corporation
EDC’s mission is to define, support and promote policies and activities that contribute to the economic stability and growth of the tax base of Skamania County
The EDC accomplishes this by supporting retention of existing business, business expansion and new business development
EDC coordinates the use of public and private resources to achieve a diversified, balanced and healthy economic environment.
The EDC is an Associate Development Organization under contract with the State of Washington’s Department of Commerce and also contracts with the City of Stevenson, Port of Skamania, and Skamania PUD to complete economic development services within Skamania County
In addition to these contracts the EDC also contracts with the Washington State Department of Commerce to administer the Washington Investment Fund loan program and also administers loan programs with two micro-loan programs, one with private funds and the other through the USDA Rural Development department.
The EDC is tasked with essential economic development services. It functions as a liaison between local, county, state, and federal agencies, as well as local business, providing business support. Support includes business loans, information on potential funding resources, and access to business counseling services
In addition, the EDC works closely with its local partners on priority projects within Skamania County
The EDC also promotes and advocates for public policies that encourage and give orderly direction to economic development while supporting local businesses