Help Build Makers Economy In San Juans

From San Juan County Economic Development Council

Makers – from craftspeople to engineers and from hobbyists to business owners – are invited to join the Economic Development Council of San Juan County to begin asset mapping with the San Juan Makers Guild on Friday, Feb. 26 from noon-1 p.m. on Zoom. 

Presenters are Marcy Montgomery and Stephen Shrader, co-founders of the San Juan Makers Guild, a non-profit program.

The San Juan Makers Guild is gathering input from makers across all creative, food, building, and technology sectors to provide an inclusive picture of San Juan County makers’ capacities, current needs, and future opportunities.

This asset mapping project will help businesses identify and develop sales and employment opportunities to build the maker economy in San Juan County.

This meeting continues the EDC’s series of events to support entrepreneurship, education, and innovation by encouraging the development of a county-wide makerspace system. At these virtual gatherings, islanders can hear from people who are making this happen and get to know others in our community who are working on these issues.

Registration is required but, due to privacy concerns, registration is limited to adults over 18. Register here.

For more information about the San Juan Makers Guild, visit, and to learn about the EDC’s many business support programs, visit

The EDC thanks San Juan County, the Raynier Institute and Foundation, the Town of Friday Harbor, the Port of Friday Harbor, the Washington State Dept. of Commerce, the San Juan Island Community Foundation, Orcas Kiwanis, Islanders Bank, Heritage Bank, the Corbins, Island Market, Kings Market, Friday Harbor Market Place, Ace Hardware Friday Harbor, Browne’s Home Center, the Port of Lopez, the Rotary Club of the San Juan Islands, the Orcas Island Community Foundation, and other individual donors.

Posted on February 21, 2021 at 5:30 am by

Categories: Arts, Business, Community

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