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WHATCOM COUNTY AGRIBUSINESS – MORE THAN JUST ‘FARMING’

Industry tour and study illustrated far-reaching economic effects of farming and supporting industries During this past year, the local farming community felt they were under attack due to new local and state government policies and overregulation....

Whatcom County is a farming community — but for how long?

  Whatcom County is a farming community. Six out of 10 red raspberries grown in the United States comes from Whatcom County; this area is the nation’s largest producer of raspberries. Whatcom County is also No. 1...

Education Initiative Putting Whatcom County students on the pathway to success: Join the...

  The Whatcom Business Alliance has been steadily developing exciting content for our Youth Engagement Initiative Kickoff event at BTC on September 28th.  Interest from our community has grown as we continue to share the Initiative's...

Speak now, or forever hold your peace

by Tony Larson  I’ve always been of the school that you should speak now, or forever hold your peace. I think speaking up for your beliefs is a positive thing, providing you do it respectfully. I’ve...

Do local policies constrain local housing? Developers, realtors say yes

Article and photos by Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy Bellingham ranks among the least affordable cities in the nation, comparing housing costs to local incomes. Are local governments’ policies contributing to that? The median home in Bellingham costs 7.3...