Learn about San Juan County data, demographics with EDC

Submitted by the EDC

Need more data and information to make knowledgeable decisions about your business or as a community legislator or leader? Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for their second annual “Datapalooza!” event. The event features two hours of in-depth data and analysis of the local economy and demographics, plus brunch and conversation, from 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church parish hall in Eastsound on Orcas Island.

This year’s program, sponsored in part by Island Market and San Juan Propane, will include presentations by noted speakers James McCafferty, director of Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research; Dr. Anneliese Vance-Sherman, regional labor economist for the State of Washington; and Victoria Compton, director of the San Juan County Economic Development Council. The presentations will explore the region’s economy and demographics — past, present and future — including industry, employment and sales data, and current trends. This in-depth analysis will enable leaders and businesspeople to make informed decisions about issues that affect the community and economy. Tickets are $19 and advance payment is required. Visit www.sanjuansedc.org/datapalooza to reserve a space. For questions, call 360-378-2906 or email info@sanjuansedc.org. The EDC thanks Island Market and San Juan Propane for their support of this event and other EDC initiatives. The San Juan County Economic Development Council strives to strengthen and diversify the economy of San Juan County. They believe a strong economy builds a strong community.