San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) is working to create a knowledge worker network for islanders who work with code, data, graphics or words. Knowledge worker jobs include computer programming, editing, web design, engineering/scientific consulting, and others that primarily involve creating, manipulating, or analyzing information. Projects often involve combinations of these types of jobs (e.g., coding and design, or data analysis and writing).
A knowledge worker network could promote economic development by helping locals to find off-island clients, bringing more revenue and higher incomes to the islands. In addition, it would help local businesses find local talent more easily.
The EDC invites knowledge workers and those who work with them to attend an informal meetup from 2 to 3 p.m. January 16 at the Orcas Island Library and a second meeting on from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. February 6 at the San Juan Island library in Friday Harbor.
These are follow-ups to the EDC’s well-attended meetup on San Juan Island on October 24. In addition, the EDC has started an online group for San Juan County knowledge workers and other interested people.
More information is available on the EDC website at www.sanjuansedc.org/kwn. If you would like to join, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EDC thanks its funders for their support of this workshop and other EDC initiatives. These events are not affiliated with the Orcas Island Library or the San Juan Island Library. The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) strives to strengthen and diversify the economy of San Juan County. We believe a strong economy builds a strong community.