IIUSA Welcomes First EDO Strategic Allies!

IIUSA Executive Director, Aaron Grau, Moderators Local Economic Development Roundtable at the IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum in Seattle, WA

Earlier this year, IIUSA launched the Economic Development Organization (EDO) Strategic Ally Program with the goal of improving EDO’s understanding of EB-5 investments and Regional Centers’ roles and to bolster IIUSA’s already strong voice in regional and national advocacy.

Last month, during the EB-5 Industry Forum in Seattle, WA IIUSA featured a panel focused on local economic development in the greater Seattle area. We were honored to welcome representatives from the Seattle Office of Economic Development, Greater Seattle Partners, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County and the Port Of Bellingham to participate as speakers. Their insights were invaluable for attendees and showcased the important role that Economic Development Organizations play in local, regional and national development.

After the event, we were pleased to welcome all four organizations on board as our first Strategic Allies. We look forward to working with these groups as well as new EDO Allies in the year ahead!

Are You an EDO and Want to Get Involved?

As an economic development professional, your regional growth is your priority. We help drive economic development by creating a network of support and a common voice for economic growth. We invite you to add your voice to the growing chorus of economic development professionals and become an EDO Ally today!


City of Seattle Office of Economic Development
Seattle, WA

The Office of Economic Development believes that Seattle can be the most innovative and equitable city in which to build your business or career, and that our economic resilience is rooted in the diversity of our economy and ingenuity of our workforce…Learn More 

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County 
Everett, WA

Economic Alliance Snohomish County is a non-profit serving as a combined economic development organization and countywide chamber of commerce. Economic Alliance Snohomish County is a catalyst for economic vitality resulting in stronger communities, increased job creation, expanded educational opportunities, and improved infrastructure…Learn More 

Greater Seattle Partners
Seattle, WA

Greater Seattle is one of the most vibrant and innovative regions in the world. In partnership with the public and private sectors, Greater Seattle Partners drives investment into the region and its industries to create and sustain opportunity and prosperity for all…Learn More 

Port of Bellingham
Bellingham, WA

The Port of Bellingham works collaboratively with local and regional partners to create a vibrant community of higher education learning, prosperous agricultural lands, high tech businesses, marine manufacturing, and local food processing…Learn More 


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