The EDI 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:
Increase number of family wage jobs available to the citizens of the county
Retain existing businesses within the county
Facilitate the expansion of existing businesses
Attract new business to Whatcom County
Sustain the EDI program through repayment of EDI loans
On an as needed basis. Meetings are requested by the County Executive
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to meeting. Minutes are available following approval.
The Economic Development Investment (EDI) Board has 14 members.
**OPEN POSITION** Currently there is an open position for a Fishing Industry representative. Interested parties should have direct experience working in the commercial fishing sector, and may submit an application to the County Executive office.
1 member from each of the following, appointed by the County Executive:
1 representative each from:
Bellingham/Whatcom County Chamber of Commerce
Associate Development Organization (ADO)
Port of Bellingham
Public Utility District
2 mayors of small cities, designated by the Small Cities Caucus
At-large appointee, by County Executive
Chair of the County Council
County Executive (Board Chairperson)
Mayor of Bellingham
County department head or official appointed by the County Executive