About Us

Columbia River Economic Development Council

CREDC believes in the collaboration of both public and private sectors to advance economic growth in the Pacific Northwest.
We are committed to enhancing the economic vitality of Clark County, enabling you to position your business for success just north of the Columbia River.

Our team provides free, confidential services to companies looking to start up, grow, or relocate to Southwest Washington. Each year, we visit over 100 traded sector businesses, taking a consultative approach to help companies reduce costs, save time, optimize talent, and grow sales.

By leveraging partnerships at the local, state, and federal levels we connect businesses with resources to help them prosper. As an investor, you are joining key stakeholders dedicated to creating long-term economic development and sustainability in the region.

  • Officers/Executive/Board
  • Finance
  • Business Competitiveness
  • Economic Development
  • Partners Investor Relations & Alumni
  • Lands For Jobs
  • Nominations
  • Policy And I-5 Taskforce
  • Support People

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES & SECTORS

Our vision is for Clark County to be recognized as one of the most inclusive, healthy and amenity-rich communities in the country. As a result, and with a continued focus on growing a diverse base of community-minded employers, talent sees greater opportunity here than anywhere else in the country.

  • Expand Business: We support business growth and strategically market Clark County across five key industry sectors that present the most opportunity for the region. 
  • Support People: With an intentional commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity we bring together stakeholders across the education system to foster skills development and prepare youth for economic opportunity.
  • Create Place: We work with strategic partners to advance regional transportation needs and empower communities to define placemaking strategies that elevate Clark County’s quality of life.

We work with traded sector businesses of all sizes and industries. Our concentrated efforts focus on five strategic sectors, which have been identified as having the most potential for growth in Southwest Washington. 

  • Software 
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Clean Tech
  • Life Sciences
  • Technology Enhanced Production

2021 ANNUAL REPORT

2021 ANNUAL REPORT

2020 ANNUAL REPORT

2020 ANNUAL REPORT

CLARK COUNTY TOP EMPLOYERS

CLARK COUNTY TOP EMPLOYERS

2022 CLARK COUNTY BUSINESS GUIDE

2022 CLARK COUNTY BUSINESS GUIDE

2021 CLARK COUNTY BUSINESS GUIDE

2021 CLARK COUNTY BUSINESS GUIDE

CLARK COUNTY COMMUNITIES

CLARK COUNTY COMMUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT LAND STUDY SUMMARY

EMPLOYMENT LAND STUDY SUMMARY

2016 LAND STUDY SUMMARY

2016 LAND STUDY SUMMARY

Ready to begin?

Address

805 Broadway St
Suite 412
Vancouver WA 98660

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