The Port of Chelan County is the county’s principal economic development agency and operates as an independent government entity. The Port strategically invests in capital projects that create new jobs and diversify the economy of Chelan County and North Central Washington. The Port also works with economic development partners to strengthen the retention, expansion and recruitment of businesses.
GWATA is a regional organization founded in 2000 to promote a vibrant technology-based economy benefiting the citizens and communities of North Central Washington and the Greater Wenatchee Area.
The NCW EDD is responsible for regional economic development strategy and planning and collaborates with various private and public agencies to accomplish this goal. The NCW EDD brings together the private and public sectors in a partnership necessary to provide a coordinated strategy and an ongoing economic development program for the region.
Central Washington SCORE serves the Wenatchee Valley to the Canadian Border. They have over 15 counselors with real world experience providing free counseling in business planning & structure, accounting, marketing, manufacturing, operations, strategic planning and much more. Their low cost workshops guide you to successfully plan and operate your business.
Education and training offers unemployed or low skilled workers the opportunity to learn the skills employers want. SkillSource teaches workplace basics in cooperation with school districts, community colleges and employers.
The Washington Small Business Development Center Network is your resource for expert business advising, management training and market research. SBDC advisors offer one-on-one technical assistance at no charge to make sure you have the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you and your company.