Industry Profiles

Industry tours offer behind-the-scenes look at Whatcom business mindset

For what industries is Whatcom County best known? What business sectors come to mind as economic drivers in this region? A look at 2014 U.S. Census data reveals that when compared with the other 3,220 counties...

The Encyclopedia of Larry

The staff at Clark Seed & Feed provides food (and its science) for an estimated one-fourth of Bellingham dog owners Larry Oltmann was an Iowa farmboy, attending college, when he ventured this way with a college...

Dog industry booming locally and nationally – Underwater therapy, dog massage are among traditional...

How much is that doggy in the window? The largest portion of $63 billion.  That’s what experts estimate that Americans will spend on all pets this year. Ten years ago, it was $39 billion. The cost has...