Island County, WA
About the Company
Located two hours north of Seattle, Island County is home to 87,000 residents who enjoy a coastal lifestyle on two main islands: Whidbey and Camano.
Whidbey Island is accessible from the north by the iconic Deception Pass Bridge, the focal point of Washington’s most popular state park. Fifteen minutes south is Oak Harbor, Island County’s largest city, home to 23,000 residents and U.S. Naval Air Station Whidbey Island – the county’s largest employer. Washington State Ferries service the central and southern end of Whidbey Island in the seaside towns of Clinton and Coupeville. The economy of this rural region relies heavily on tourism, small farms and businesses, and the arts.
Known as “the sun belt” of Washington, Whidbey has significantly less rainfall than Seattle. Residents appreciate the environmental beauty, mild climate, and small yet diverse communities.
In between Whidbey Island and the mainland lies Camano Island, one hour north of Seattle and accessible by bridge. Nicknamed “the easy island” for its laidback lifestyle, Camano is known for its prolific arts community, natural beauty, and waterfront state parks.