Marysville is engaged in an aggressive economic development strategy to establish a prosperous economic future by creating a climate conducive to business. Marysville’s economy is characterized by a healthy mix of small business, corporate headquarters, aerospace and composites companies, light industrial and manufacturing, and service sector business.
The 675-acre Smokey Point Master Plan area constitutes the largest developable concentration of commercial and light industrial-zoned property along I-5 from the U.S.-Canadian border to south of Seattle-Tacoma. It’s proximity to Arlington Municipal Airport and the City’s Airport Business Park expansion plans makes this area an economic development oasis.
The Smokey Point area is master planned with the potential to create 10,000 jobs in high-tech, other light industry, aerospace and other manufacturing. These are jobs that can support families, and reduce travel times for commuters so that they have more time to spend with their families.
Three I-5 interchanges, including 116th and 172nd exits,provide access to the master plan area. 156th Street overcrossing, funded through a partnership of the City and property owners, opened in November 2012 and will provide even better access to the Smokey Point area. Working together with our neighbors the Tulalip Tribes, City of Arlington, Snohomish County and other economic partners, we are building toward a more sound regional economy.