Business Links

The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce presents the following links to assist your business or organization. Please feel free to contact the Chamber if you have suggestions for other helpful sites.


  • San Juan County (
  • San Juan County Economic Development Council ( We help businesses to start, thrive and grow in our beautiful islands. Team San Juans is a public/private partnership led by the San Juan Islands Economic Development Council (EDC) committed to strengthening and diversifying the economy of the islands and the quality of life of islanders. We offer information, workshops, connections to local expertise and resources, together with one-on-one counseling to help you start and build a thriving business.
  • San Juan County ranks high in this survey of American counties (USNews Article).


  • Washington State Business hub ( Your one stop resource for starting and operating a business in Washington State.
  • Washington Small Business Development Center ( The Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) is a network of business advisors, trainers, and support staff who operate from Washington State University, Western Washington University, several of the state’s community and technical colleges, and selected economic development agencies.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration – Seattle Office ( A plethora of business assistance from the Seattle District office.


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