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Economic Development

Together, we maintain and cultivate relationships with regional stakeholders and industry professionals, actively supporting the long-term success of our economic growth.

Our Goal + Strategies

At our core, we are driven by the objective of fostering economic growth and prosperity in the region. By cultivating strong relationships with local stakeholders and industry professionals, we are committed to supporting long-term success through four key strategies.

Hover over the Strategies to learn more about each one


Collaborate with Regional Workforce Development Stakeholders

We work with partners to shine a light on local workforce needs and opportunities. By engaging employers and industry professionals, we showcase the diverse range of career pathways available. We facilitate collaboration by expanding our Apple STEM Leadership Team to include representatives from prominent sectors like Agriculture, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Government, and Computer Science/IT.


Work Closely with the North Central Career Connect Washington Network

Through this partnership, we enhance career pathways for both young individuals and adults. Our goal is to ensure equitable access to training programs and family-wage employment opportunities that align with regional workforce needs.


Champion Vital Technology and Infrastructure Investments

Technology and infrastructure is vital to successful community development. This includes advocating for broadband expansion, capital improvements, and other essential resources. We provide stories, data, and valuable connections to assist stakeholders in securing additional funds through grants and partnerships.


Involve Employers and Industry Professionals to Bridge the Digital Divide

We bridge the digital divide by actively involving employers and industry professionals in meaningful volunteer and ambassadorship activities. Through initiatives like Computers for Kids, coding workshops, and Tech & Tiaras events, we tap into their expertise to create positive change.

Economic Development

Programs + Partners

Cyber Meetups NCW.jfif

Monthly Cyber Meetups are designed for business, education, technology, and community partners to come togethers for collaborative learning and discussion on technology topics. Every event features a presentation from a technology professional, discussion and networking. 


Science In Our Valley is a weekly seminar series that acts as a catalyst to develop an engaged, regional scientific community in the Wenatchee Valley. Each series features the research of local scientists and invited guest speakers.

Students in Computer Class

Digital Equity & Community Skills Labs

Description coming soon.

Flywheel Investment Conference investment winners after event

The Flywheel Investment Conference is an annual event in Wenatchee, WA that brings entrepreneurs, investors, and community members together to cultivate momentum for growing companies across Washington State. To date, the Conference has awarded more than $1,000,000 in investment awards.

Family farmers using technology

Project iLumina is a rural resilience and digital inclusion campaign that brings resources to rural communities. The program focuses on digital skilling, digital transformation, entrepreneurial innovation, and rural leadership development.

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