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Recapping the WBA 2017 Economic Forecast Breakfast

RECAP Presenters for our annual Economic Forecast Breakfast delivered an in depth outlook on 2018 local and national economy.  The economy is strong was the take away but new policy will be greatly affecting business.  Washington...

Holiday Gift Drive

PDF Holiday Gift Drive Flyer LOCAL BUSINESSES UNITE! The Whatcom Business Alliance would like your help in bringing a little holiday cheer and support to local families in need this season. The WBA is turning our office into...

Fall 2017 Issue Business Pulse Magazine

OCTOBER!  Look for the Fall issue of the WBA print publication at participating Haggen stores, Village Books, & Woods Coffee shops around Whatcom County. WBA Members, you will be receiving a courtesy copy by Mid-October! The 2017...

What can you do to protect your business during a protest?

The WBA and its board members wish to thank the representatives from the Bellingham Police Department who attended the meeting: neighborhood officers Dante Alexander and Eric Osterkamp, Patrol Lieutenants Don Almer and Jason Monson and...

News Port of Bellingham BELLINGHAM, WA (Friday, September 8, 2017) Major construction activity is nearly complete on Itek Energy’s new 48,000-square-foot solar panel manufacturing plant on Bellingham’s downtown waterfront.  Itek is set to move into their new...

New Activity at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal

  Port of Bellingham BELLINGHAM, WA (Thursday, September 7, 2017) The Bellingham Shipping Terminal is set to receive its first regular cargo shipment in over 17 years.  The 590-foot MV Diana Bolten is scheduled arrive on September...

WHATCOM COUNTY AGRIBUSINESS INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

 WWU  Center for Economic and Business Research commissioned by the WBA as part of the StepUp Campaign in collaboration with Whatcom Family Farmers and other industry experts.  CLICK HERE: Agribusiness Analysis Study Final 2017 If you are interested in...

Elections 2017: What you can do

By now you may know which public seat candidates made it through the Whatcom County Primary Elections (For those who do not, visit here.)  Public policy plays in important role in business success and Whatcom...

  BELLINGHAM, WA (Monday, July 31, 2017) The Port has completed a $500,000 project to replace the 45,786 square foot roof on Warehouse 2 at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal.   The roof was past its design life. “This...

How to realize your business dream of expanding

with help from SBDC, and an SBA 504 loan. A client we’ll call Sally has owned her business for more than five years and, thanks to Sally’s commitment to making her customers happy, the business has...