How can we help you?
Cowlitz Economic Development Council offers the ability for a client
to have a single point of contact. We act as a conduit helping business
navigate the challenges of expansion and relocation.
We serve both existing businesses considering expansion and those
looking to relocate to the Cowlitz County region. Our core competencies
include site location and acquisition, business data and demographics,
and process facilitation.
- Site location
Help find the right property
The CEDC plays an integral role in a companys site selection
process, customizing a search to meet specific criteria. Cowlitz
County features affordable, industrial land and facilities to
serve a wide variety of infrastructure requirements. The CEDC
can locate and help you procure the property you need.
Help finding the financing you
The CEDC can help you locate the right type of financial assistance
chosing from a wide variety of resources.
- Help choosing and obtaining the
proper incentives for your business
The CEDC will develop a customized package of incentives to aid
in a cost effective site location. Cowlitz County offers incentives
ranging from no sales tax on construction of manufacturing facilities
to fast track permitting of your project. Rely on the CEDCs
years of experience to ensure your project qualifies for all available
programs. To learn more click here.
and Process facilitation
Help with building permits, infrastructure,
electrical, and more
The CEDC helps you navigate through the unique challenges and
complexities of business expansion and relocation to facilitate
fast, affordable, and efficient business development.
Support for the Due Diligence Process
The CEDC provides a range of customer-specific data to help businesses
make educated decisions and plan for the future.
- Impact Washington
Help increase manufacturers
CEDC represents Impact WA, a U.S. Department of Commerce NIST MEP affiliate,
to provide Cowlitz County manufacturers with tools necessary in
today's changing economic environment. We assist businesses to
improve a company's competitiveness and productivity.
- Industrial Revenue
Market tax-exempt IRBs
The CEDC provides direct access to key decision makers to benefit
the financial goals of a project. Eligible manufacturing companies
can access tax-exempt industrial revenue bonds to finance real
estate, machinery and equipment. Through revolving loan funds
and an aggressive lending community, qualifying businesses can
take advantage of attractive financing packages for your project.
- Policy Development
Strategic partnerships with lawmakers and corporate leaders mean
members have a hand in shaping economic policy instead of waiting
for it to be
As grantee of FTZ #120 the CEDC can and will participate in your
companies ability to obtain the benefits of our zone. The zone
offers several advantages to companies involved in international
trade and applies to all sites in