Cowlitz Economic Development Council

An Investment In Your
Business Future

Enjoy Member Benefits by Joining CEDC!

Cowlitz Economic Development Council is a county-wide, private, not-for-profit organization in which members promote, influence, and advance the economic vitality of Cowlitz County.

An investment in the CEDC is an investment in your business future. By helping ensure the vitality of Cowlitz County’s economy, you will contribute to the long-term success of your business. The CEDC is an important ally. We help members grow their organizations by providing direct business development opportunities, including:

  • Business referrals from newly recruited companies. Access to key information on new business developments, economic trends, and changes in the marketplace.
  • Contact with business leaders and legislators who are concerned about the health of the economy.
  • The ability to influence government decisions on taxation, permitting, transportation, and laws and policies that affect the business climate.
  • Assistance from CEDC’s staff of experts.
  • Access to the region’s key decision makers from both private and public sectors.
  • Opportunities to make a difference in your community’s future by uniting efforts with other prominent business leaders.

Application/Investment


2022 CEDC Annual Dues

Total Number of Employees

1 to 5 Employees
6 to 25 Employees
26 to 50 Employees
51 to 100 Employees
101 to 200 Employees
More than 200 Employees
Retired Individuals
Non-Profit Organizations
Financial Institutions

Minimum Investment

$545
$760
$1250
$2425
$3620
$4910
$220
$545
$1420

Every Member has a Crucial Role 

As a member, you will have first-hand knowledge of new companies coming into the county or existing companies expanding their business.

The CEDC is an important ally.

We help members grow their organizations by providing direct business development opportunities. As a benefit of joining CEDC we place your business in our online membership directory.

An investment in the CEDC is an investment in the future of your business.

By helping ensure the vitality of Cowlitz County’s economy, you will contribute to the long-term success of your business.

Business referrals from newly recruited companies.

Ability to influence government decisions on taxation, permitting, transportation, and laws and policies that affect the business climate.

Access to key information on new business developments, economic trends, and changes in the marketplace.

Access to business referrals and assistance from CEDC’s staff of experts.

Contact with business leaders and legislators who are concerned  about the health of the economy.

Access to the region’s key decision makers from both private and public sectors.

Opportunities to make a difference in your community’s future by uniting  efforts with other prominent business leaders.

Become a Member Today

As a private, not-for-profit local development organization CEDC is funded by private membership contributions, state and federal contracts and service agreements with local municipalities. We appreciate your support! For your convenience, arrangements can be made to pay in quarterly or semi-annual payments.