Economic Alliance Okanogan County

The Economic Alliance is the EDC/ADO for Okanogan County. We offer programs to support entrepreneurs in our county, and work with the municipalities and other organizations on public infrastructure needed for Economic Development to occur.


The Economic Alliance has been the designated Associated Development Organization (ADO) for Okanogan County for the last 30+ years. The Economic Alliance’s mission is to facilitate partnerships with private, government, and tribal entities that will create an environment to nurture, support and recruit businesses and industry in Okanogan County. We provide small business assistance to new, existing and expanding businesses. We previously operated as the OCEDA and Alliance 2005 before changing to the Economic Alliance.

Recently we opened our New Small Business Resource and Technology Center which provides training in e-commerce, and offers technology to help businesses owners to bring their business online.

The Economic Alliance also sponsors the local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and provides the administrative support for the Okanogan County Tourism Council which is the DMO for Okanogan County. We work with all chambers, lenders and business organizations in our community.

Services offered by this organization are listed below. This provider specializes in the areas listed in bold. 

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Broadband (Specialty)
  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Economic Forecast (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)
  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)
  • Watershed Planning

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Buying or Selling an Existing Business

Business Planning

  • Adaptive Technology
  • Grow Your Number of Customers
  • Hire Employees
  • Identification of Foreign Markets/Export
  • Sell to the Government (Procurement)
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Cash Flow/Financial Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Information Technology/Infrastructure
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Microenterprise Development Organization (MDO)
  • Operations
  • Regulatory
  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Childcare Resources
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Policies and Templates
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Forming a Business
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Demographic/Census Data (Specialty)
  • Industry Data (Specialty)
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists
  • Lifestyle and Psychographic Data

Management Issues

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting Assistance (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Small Scale Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Infrastructure

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Social Media Consulting
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Website Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • WA State Main Street Program
  • Small and Microbusiness/General

Nonprofit Development

  • Accounting
  • Advocacy Tools & Training
  • Grant Writing
  • Impact/Outcome Tracking
  • Nonprofit Formation/Status
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technology Management/Infrastructure


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues
  • County Business Issues
  • Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Business
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements (Specialty)
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Bonding
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Supplier Diversity
  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification

Starting a Business

  • Business Training
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Site Location
  • Business Research Resources
  • Business Technical Assistance
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • State and Federal Tax Training

Technical Assistance

  • Business Bootcamps, Business Classes (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce (Specialty)
  • Federal Loans/Disaster Loans (Specialty)
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Rural Business Resources (Specialty)
  • Technology Transfer
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Website Development


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Selling to the Government
  • Trade Education and Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes

Events and Community Building

  • Connect with Other Businesses Like Yours (Specialty)
  • Business Competitions/Pitch Events/Hackathon/Startup Week or Weekends
  • Conferences, Fairs and Festivals
  • Meet-ups/Social Events
Contact Information
Roni Holder-Diefenbach
238 E Oak Street
Okanogan, WA 98840