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Recent Decisions Severely Impact Property Owners

By: Jim McKinney, Executive Director, Common Threads Northwest The WHATCOM COUNTY COUNCIL moratoriums on Cherry Point industrial growth and drilling previously exempt home-use wells have a dramatic impact on our economy and tax base.  They cost...

Local Elections Matter

First turnover of County Council under new system holds profound implications with 4 seats open By Business Pulse Staff One of the most important elements of any democracy is how representatives are elected. It is no less...

We can balance economic prosperity and environmental stewardship

By Tony Larson, President Whatcom Business Alliance Most reasonable people understand there are trade-offs on most important decisions. Few decisions provide all benefit with no costs. Decisions that impact our community are typically no different. Particularly...

Whatcom County Council has a choice: Is Cherry Point open for business, or not?

Whatcom County Council has a choice: Is Cherry Point open for business, or not? John Huntley, president of Mills Electric in Bellingham, found himself recently in a place he never thought he’d be – in a...

Local businesses stepping up together to make a difference

The  Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) recently launched its Step Up for Business Advocacy Campaign – or “Step Up,” as it has become known. “Step Up is the answer to numerous requests and long Board ...