Economic Impact

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is a major contributor to the regional economy of Island and Skagit counties. The base is the largest employer by a factor of ten in a four-county area according the Island County Economic Development Council. The installation generates economic stimulus in the form of good -paying jobs, demand for housing and consumer products, expenditures for supplies and operational services, and related economic activities that ripple through a wide range of economic sectors.

For more information open the link below to download a pdf document on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Operations and Economic Contributions.

NAS Whidbey Island Economic Impact Document


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