In cooperation with property owners, Leadership Skagit, Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, Sponsors and the Sedro-Woolley Downtown Association we are transforming an empty lot in Downtown Sedro-Woolley into a small business hub of opportunities in an innovative way. This community project will bring people together, create networks, and build capability in people who live here.

Opportunities

  • Startup Sedro-Woolley Entrepreneurship Opportunities and Training through our partner at the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (CIE) where their mission provides accessible and affordable “first step” entrepreneurship training, one-on-one consulting and other support, empowering people to build resilient, sustainable, and equitably shared community wealth.

  • Access to Affordable Business Space - After construction, the Sedro-Woolley Downtown Association (SWDA) will manage 5-6 business space units, the properties maintenance, on-boarding new tenants and scheduling CIE Trainings.

  • Place for community connection while fostering innovation and business incubation services for entrepreneurs in Downtown Sedro-Woolley.

leadership_skagit.jpg
SedroWoolley-DowntownAssociation-Logo-Dark-Horizontal.png
Sedro-Woolley is special, built through the efforts of innovative families over generations. How does innovation in community allow Sedro-Woolley families to thrive into the future?

What role does the business park play in our community?
  • Helping local people access technology
  • Creating an experience for visitors
  • Highlight local farm to table products, the unique flavor of Skagit
  • Highlight SW rural character through local handmade products
  • Share local pride
In 2016 a structure fire caused complete devastation to this property

In 2016 a structure fire caused complete devastation to this property

Today it sits in a prominent corner lot.

Today it sits in a prominent corner lot.

cielogo.png

Start-Up Sedro-Woolley, will feature cash prizes and the chance for participants to launch a pop-up business at a new business park.

Start-Up Sedro-Woolley will host up to 20 emerging entrepreneurs, including up to three high school students, for a 16-hour course held twice a week May 6 to May 30 at the Skagit Connection Hub. Participants will learn the fundamentals of running a business and apply those teachings toward their own business ideas.

The course culminates at the end of May with a competition as participants present their business proposals to a panel of local experts. The five participants with the best proposals will be awarded $500 to help with basic start-up costs, such as licensing, business cards and other simple items. The grand prize winner will be awarded the opportunity to launch their business in the new business park planned for downtown Sedro-Woolley.

20190220_095528.jpg
Untitled-1.jpg

Sponsorships & Donation Opportunities
Total Funding Goal: $75,000

Park Sponsor - $25,000
One generous sponsor to host the park and carry on your legacy. Our main park signage will adorned with your brand and our thank you for the life of the park, PLUS Everything below & so much more! Email us at swda@downtownsedrowoolley.com
    Project Champion - $8,000
    Sponsor one of the business park buildings in it’s entirety to help us jump start the downtown project! Your sponsorship includes:
    • A custom plaque created in your honor with your brand and our Thank You prominently displayed on the on the outside of YOUR building
    • Your building will be named after your business or brand. Successful businesses will setting up shop for the first time with pride alongside your brand.
    • The business park will have a central park sign listing the current tenants, your brand and big thank you for the community to see.
    • During our ribbon cutting event, special occasions and annual events you'll be given recongition for your support.
    • Ongoing branding on our website for the community, tentants and users to see your involvement in the project.
    • Lifetime membership in the SWDA
    Raise a Wall - $5,000 Your generous contribution will make a huge impact on the project. Your sponsorship includes:
    • A custom plaque created in your honor with your brand and our Thank You prominently displayed on the on the outside of YOUR building
    • Ribbon Cutting Event participation and ongoing recognition during annual events.
    • Ongoing listing and thank you on our business park website.
    • Placement on our central business park signage.
    • Lifetime membership in the SWDA
    A successful project in Anacortes!

    A successful project in Anacortes!

    Pave the way - $1,000
    Your contribution will lay the foundation for success for many startup entrepreneurs! Your sponsorship includes:
    • Startup Sedro-Woolley training Sponsor!
    • Your brand, name or logo stamped in a stepping stone walkway.
    • Ongoing recognition during events.
    • Ongoing branding on our website.
    • Lifetime membership in the SWDA
    Mentorship Sponsorship - $500
    Your Annual contribution will go to maintain, market and build on mission of the business park after construction. Your sponsorship includes:
    • Annual Earth Day Cleanup Sponsor!
    • Ongoing recognition during events.
    • Ongoing branding on our website.
    Project Supporter - $100
    Every dollar makes a big impact. Your sponsorship includes:
    • Exclusive Project Supporter Thank You Gift
    • Ongoing Branding on our Website
    • Free Annual Membership into the Sedro-Woolley Downtown Association

    Contacts

    Ian Larsen - SWDA
    swda@downtownsedrowoolley.com

    cindy brooks - leadership skagit
    cindy.brooks@wsbdc.org