The Economic Development Council of Snohomish County (EDC) is a private, nonprofit organization that collaborates with businesses, citizens, and government to support and develop the County as a strong and vibrant economic force. This kind of work involves more than words. It means tackling all the obstacles to a dynamic and sustainable economy. Helping solve transportation woes. Streamlining permitting. Protecting the natural beauty that makes us unique. Actively shaping perceptions of the County here and overseas to reflect our pedigree for innovation. Everything it takes to attract and retain businesses while creating competitive, high-wage jobs. The EDC works in all the tangibles and intangibles that make Snohomish County the place where great ideas happen.