|Whidbey Island Businesses on the Rise in 2011
As the recession starts to fall behind us business
owners on Whidbey Island are seeing an increase in revenue for the start of
Whidbey Island. Home to quaint bed and breakfasts, charming
shops and restaurants and bird watchers galore has seen is share of hard times.
The past several years have been a struggle for some Whidbey
Island businesses but the start of 2011 tells a different story.
Some owners saw a slight increase in 2010 and are hopeful this is a good sign
of things to come. People cut back a lot in 2009 from vacations and eating out
and now as the economy starts the uphill climb those types of businesses are
seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
Although some local joints have closed up, others are starting to boom again.
Vacancies are normal for this time of year but that is also having an increase
since February is good time for couples to get away.
Construction and developers are still a bit nervous about breaking out the
bulldozers just yet on many new plans but do like the direction many businesses
are heading. Business owners in Coupeville a little more
optimistic than those in Oak Harbor but merchants in the
historic Ebey's Landing just completed their widely popular
red ticket event in which over 18,000 participants spend $20 in local shops per
The way to drive the traffic there is transportation and the Victoria Clipper
is scheduled for more stops this coming year. The Island county
bed and breakfasts draw a lot of crowds in the spring and summer and this
business is holding steady.
For more information or to find Oak Harbor homes,
restaurants and local businesses on Whidbey Island contact us any time. We are
experts in Island County real estate and life and would love to
help you find your way around Whidbey Island.
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