Port of Edmonds awarded tourism promotion grant
The Port of Edmonds has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Port of Seattle to promote Edmonds as a tourist destination.
The Port of Edmonds already has an established brand recognition in boating and tourism: “Your Homeport Advantage and Choice Destination: Quality, Service, Value, Convenience.”
Meanwhile, the Port is working on a marketing plan emphasizing tourism that strengthens Edmonds’ economy. For example, the Port was successful in partnering with Puget Sound Express (PSE) to operate whale-watching excursions out of the Port’s marina starting in 2015.
PSE is now in its third year, and this year expects to bring over 15,000 new visitors to Edmonds.
The Port, along with its partners at the city of Edmonds and the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau, are working to create marketing strategies for the $10,000.
Commission President Fred Gouge said the grant will enable the Port to expand its marketing reach into cities such as Salt Lake City, Denver, Phoenix and others.