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Economic Development Investment (EDI) Board

Economic Development Investment Program

Purpose

The board was created to make recommendations to the Whatcom County Council to invest in economic development and public facilities, consistent with RCW 82.14.370, that further the goals for promoting the ongoing operation of business in Whatcom County: 1) increase number of family wage jobs available to the citizens of the county; 2) retain existing businesses within the county; 3) facilitate the expansion of existing businesses; 4) attract new business to Whatcom County; 5) sustain the EDI program through repayment of EDI loans.

Authority
ORD 2003-046, ORD 2000-022, WCC 2.130

Contact Person
Whatcom County Executive’s Office, (360) 676-6717

Member Specifications
County Executive (Board Chairperson); Mayor of Bellingham; Two mayors of small cities, designated by the Small Cities Caucus; Chair of the County Council; At-large appointee, by County Executive; One representative each from: Bellingham/Whatcom County Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Economic Council, Port of Bellingham, Public Utility District; One member from each of the following, appointed by the County Executive: agricultural community, timber community, fishing community.

Term Limit - Not subject to
Number of Members - 13
Date of Formation - May 16, 2000
Meetings Held - Quarterly