Going Local

Use your food and economic choices to make our community more sustainable. 50% of CO2 emissions in the entire U.S. are due to the provision of food and goods, and 20% of these emissions are due to transportation (not including driving to the store or storing food in your refrigerator).

Local Currency
North Olympic Exchange facilitates an internet-based exchange of goods and services through the medium of time dollars. This system encourages innovation and entrepreneurship based on individual skills and energy.

Local Investing Opportunity Network (LION)
LION creates opportunities for local individuals and businesses to connect with local investors to build prosperous local businesses, keep investing money in our community, and help build a stronger and more sustainable economy in Jefferson County.

EDC Team Jefferson
WSU TEAM JEFFERSON offers programs for business planning and development to energize entrepreneurs. Visit their office in Port Hadlock. Sponsor your own community reinvestment program where each dollar spent supports local workers and gets recycled 6-15 times before leaving the community.

WSU Small Business Development Center
Washington SBDC’s promote economic vitality by providing advice, training and research to entrepreneurs and existing businesses statewide. The local office in Port Townsend offers a host of services designed to help you grow your business, achieve higher profits, and improve operations.