Anacortes is an excellent business location, with affordable utilities, ample water infrastructure, a ready labor supply, and accessible marinas. Over two million visitors a year come to Anacortes for its ferry connections. Doing business is convenient – located just 20 minutes from the I-5 corridor, logistics are easily addressed. Anacortes is 90 minutes from two major metropolitan areas – Seattle and Vancouver, BC – and their markets. Most importantly, Anacortes offers the relaxed lifestyle, with a low crime rate and abundant forestland, that many successful business people find missing. We’re a great place to relocate a business, or start anew.
Anacortes also has a strong, sound infrastructure – we have an award winning waste water treatment plant, abundant water for industrial uses, and plentiful power for future growth.
The Board of Directors of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing relevant industry specific data. In January of 2016, the chamber contracted with Western Washington University Center for Economic and Business Development Research to prepare the first studies: