Step Up

Step Up for Education Youth Engagement Initiative

  The Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) launched the Step Up Campaign for Business Advocacy, Research and Education in September 2016. The vision of the campaign is to engage with the community through research, education and advocacy...

Fearmongering or accurate reporting of issues at hand?

There’s been a lot of talk in Whatcom County lately about property taxes, not all of it true. Rather than spreading misinformation and stoking the fears of county residents, Whatcom Business Alliance consistently strives to disseminate...

We are…the Whatcom Business Alliance

The Whatcom Business Alliance brings together many different industries and supports businesses that are good community members. Step Up with the WBA and stand together for the future of Whatcom County. We work here, we...

WBA Response to Stand.Earth letter

Dear WBA Members and Supporters, It has come to our attention that an organization called Stand.Earth has targeted nearly the entire Whatcom Business Alliance membership with a campaign letter intended to intimidate and bully.  It comes...

Whatcom County Grassroots Organizations Teaming Up For a “Wake Up Whatcom County” Rally in...

Bellingham, Washington – May 11, 2017 - The Whatcom Business Alliance (WBA) Cherry Point Coalition, Common Threads NW, Whatcom Family Farmers, the Associated General Contractors of Washington and other grassroots organizations concerned for Whatcom County’s...

Myth #2 – We can ban export of fossil fuels without harming current industries...

This week’s Myth: We can ban export of fossil fuels without harming current industries and jobs at Cherry Point This week’s Reality Check: The attempt to pick and choose which parts of a company's operations are allowed -...

Hirst Case Resources

Fix Hirst is a website created by a broad group of folks who are concerned about the impact of the Hirst decision on the future of Whatcom County. The site contains news and information about the Hirst...

Myth #1-The time when we’ll no longer need fossil fuels is coming fast

This week’s Myth: The time when we’ll no longer need fossil fuels is coming fast so we should re-train workers at the Cherry Point refineries for the jobs of the future. This week’s Reality Check! There is no...

Update on Hirst from Sen. Doug Ericksen

Hirst Fix in the legislature - Save Household Wells! A Senate fix to the state’s household-well crisis failed to receive a vote in a House committee as a key deadline passed, but the issue remains alive...

Navigating water and property rights in the state of Washington

“Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Washington State can feel like this sometimes. Though it seems...