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Columbia River Economic Development Council

As Washington State’s recognized Associate Development Organization for Clark County, CREDC unites 150 private and public sector partners dedicated to advancing regional economic vitality through business growth and innovation.

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 and key stakeholder, you are joining public and private sector community leaders dedicated to creating long-term economic benefits in the region. This extensive network of key stakeholders shares a common goal towards catalyzing economic activity, working together to facilitate business successes.

As a business owner, you are working with Washington State’s designated partner for local economic development. Our team is with you every step of the way, identifying resources and making community connections to facilitate and expedite the process. We are here to ensure you are connected and have what you need to thrive in our Southwest Washington community.

  • 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
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2024 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

2024 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

2018 - 2023 CLARK COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN

2018 - 2023 CLARK COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN

2021 CLARK COUNTY BUSINESS GUIDE

2021 CLARK COUNTY BUSINESS GUIDE

CLARK COUNTY COMMUNITIES

CLARK COUNTY COMMUNITIES

2016 LAND STUDY SUMMARY

2016 LAND STUDY SUMMARY

2023 CLARK COUNTY BUSINESS GUIDE

2023 CLARK COUNTY BUSINESS GUIDE

2023 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

2023 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

2020 ANNUAL REPORT

2020 ANNUAL REPORT

CLARK COUNTY TOP EMPLOYERS

CLARK COUNTY TOP EMPLOYERS

2023 ANNUAL REPORT

2023 ANNUAL REPORT

2022 ANNUAL REPORT

2022 ANNUAL REPORT

2021 ANNUAL REPORT

2021 ANNUAL REPORT

2019 EMPLOYMENT LAND STUDY SUMMARY

2019 EMPLOYMENT LAND STUDY SUMMARY

AUDIT LETTER

AUDIT LETTER

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Address

805 Broadway St
Suite 412
Vancouver WA 98660

© 2024 Columbia River Economic Development Council