The Southwest King County Economic Development Initiative (SKCEDI) is a partnership of five cities (Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila), the Port of Seattle, Highline Community College and King County.
SKCEDI partners work together to promote economic development through programs dedicated to increasing job opportunities and income for Southwest King County residents and stimulating quality business investment and real estate development in the Southwest King County area.
SKCEDI is a partnership of different types of local governments (cities, port, county, community college). The SKCEDI Executive Committee meets quarterly and is made up of elected officials and representatives from each of the partner jurisdictions. The SKCEDI Steering Committee meets monthly and is comprised of staff with different skills (planners, economists, economic development professionals, transportation experts, business development specialists and workforce development specialists) who implement directives received from the Executive Committee.
The Southwest King County Economic Development Initiative focuses on the economic development potential of Southwest King County in an effort to increase full-time permanent employment opportunities and household incomes by enhancing the area business and investment climate. SKCEDI presents a collective approach to improving the area’s economy. By collaborating on economic development goals, this cooperative approach to economic development could serve as a model transferable to other policy areas.
Since mid-2000, SKCEDI has produced a number of programs and accomplishments, including: