The EDC provides support and assistance to site selectors considering Mason County. We provide demographic data, market research and assistance in locating available properties. In addition, we can assist with permitting, zoning and licensing.
Reasons to Choose Mason County
Mason County is one of the most unique regions in the Pacific Northwest. Businesses locate here for our convenient location and access to major transportation routes. In addition, our area is significantly more affordable than the rest of Western Washington, making it possible to save on real estate and operating costs.
With its close proximity to major commerce centers, superior quality of life and clear competitive strengths such as a skilled workforce, low energy rates and streamlined permitting, Mason County is a great choice for businesses looking to startup, relocate or expand. The county enjoys a diverse economy focused on several key sectors: forest products, aquaculture, health care, and technology with plenty of buildable land.
Our Location is Ideal
Mason County offers ready access to the I-5 corridor and waterways.
The county is centrally located to Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap and King counties but retains its small town charm where neighbors still know one another’s names. The county is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, covering 967 square miles that includes portions of pristine Hood Canal, Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest.
Mason County is Affordable
Operating costs are lower in Mason County when compared to that of other states as well as bordering counties. Our low-cost energy and competitive labor rates, property costs and permitting fees make Mason County an attractive choice for businesses.
Quality of Life and Access to Nature
Those who choose Mason County often say it’s the quality of life that drew them here. The slow pace of life, safe neighborhoods, low-cost housing and boundless recreational opportunities, along with the convenient access to major urban centers when you need a “big city” fix, gives businesses, employees and owners the best of all worlds.
Contact the EDC to explore Mason County and learn more about what our area has to offer.