Local industries under the microscope at EDC ‘Summit’

The first-ever San Juan County Economic Development Summit, sponsored by the Economic Development Council, will bring community and industry leaders together to discuss improving the economy of the county, including brainstorming immediately achievable goals and projects.

The event will explore the county economy as it is now and as the community might wish to see it in the future. Segments will include an economic snapshot of the county, asset mapping, and the Port of Friday Harbor’s role in economic development.

San Juan County has many industries. Small manufacturers, construction, tourism, cottage industries, professional services, consulting, and agriculture are among the industries included in Washington State economic reports. The summit will explore which industries are doing well, which are likely to grow and what actions can be taken to spur growth and employment.

This free public event will be held Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brickworks, 150 Nichols St.

More information is available on the EDC’s website: www.sanjuansedc.org/economic-development-summit/.