The WBA has brought together a coalition of stakeholders to express their concerns about the County Council’s proposed update to the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan. The County’s proposal would limit growth and opportunity at Cherry Point which threatens good family wage jobs and would also puts at risk the many other benefits that our community receives from Cherry Point companies.
The businesses at Cherry Point contribute a lot to our community such as tax revenues that fund our schools, first responders, libraries and other social services as well as the money and volunteer hours generously contributed to local non-profits.
The County Council Amendment includes the provision of taxpayer dollars to fund a study with the purpose of limiting the exports from Cherry Point. If the businesses cannot grow at Cherry Point, they will no longer invest there. They will move somewhere that is friendly to business – taking our jobs with them.
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