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Northern State Redevelopment Story


The Seattle Times’ Pacific NW magazine featured the potential development of the Northern State property in Sedro-Woolley.


Washington state, which already had turned roughly 700 acres of Northern State’s farmlands over to Skagit County for habitat improvement and recreational use, in January agreed to sell the remaining 240 acres of the main campus, in stages, to the Port of Skagit County for $5 million. The City of Sedro-Woolley annexed the grounds to facilitate development. And the Port will welcome, as anchor tenant to a new “clean technology campus,” Janicki Bioengineering, which is expected to renovate and reuse some of Northern State’s most historically significant features.


All partners in the deal are calling it a model of intergovernment collaboration. The Port predicts the rebranded SWIFT Center will provide 600 to 1,000 jobs over the next two decades. And perhaps of more interest to the public, it should bring historic Northern State — finally — out of the shadows and into full view.


“The possibilities,” says Port of Skagit spokesman Andrew Entriken, “are pretty much endless here.”


Read the full article here.

Awesome Skagit STEM Network feature in the latest edition of Sedro-Woolley CityScene magazine! Check it out here.

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Check out our January Skagit STEM Network Newsletter:

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Check out Patagonia’s amazing documentary featuring Skagit’s Bread Lab. 


Click on the photo to watch, "Unbroken Ground" and see how Skagit Valley is reinventing food. 

Sedro-Woolley School District expands STEM network – Skagit Valley Herald. Click here to read all of the exciting details about our $200,000 2-year planning grant from Washington STEM!

Click on the image above to hear a terrific Ted Med Talk with Peter Janicki.

Check out the October issue of Sedro-Woolley City Scene magazine:

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KOMO TV comes to Lyman - Dr. Amanda Jones is an expert in micro-biology and infectious diseases at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. 


Click here to watch Scientist, will travel for kids!

If you are looking for a scholarship to pursue high demand STEM or health care majors in college, check out the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Program. This program provides low- and middle-income students with scholarships at a 2- or 4- year public or private Washington state college or university. And it’s renewable for up to 5 years! Applications are available starting in January at


Click here to learn more.

Check out the July issue of Sedro-Woolley's City Scene magazine:

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Click here to read the awesome STEM story in the first Sedro-Woolley City Scene magazine:

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The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. 


Check out the video here.

“STEM skills are critical for our students’ futures. By encouraging students to become more engaged in STEM education, the Skagit STEM Network is making an important investment in the next generation of workers and in the long-term health of our economy.” - U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02)




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City of Sedro-Woolley

Port of Skagit


Janicki Industries

PeaceHealth / United General Hospital

Skagit Valley College




Boy Scouts of America, Mount Baker Council

Children's Museum of Skagit County

Community Action of Skagit County

Girl Scouts of Western Washington

Junior Achievement of Washington

Northwest Innovation Resource Center 

Northwest Workforce Council

Skagit Community Foundation

Skagit County Child and Family Consortium 



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Skagit Publishing


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Sedro-Woolley School District

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