Economic Development

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Our Goal

To attract and retain livable wage jobs and to assist businesses, entrepreneurs, and local organizations to thrive.  To work with our partners to create a thriving community for all. We have expertise in financing, planning, and technology to help you start, develop, or grow your business.  

What We Do:

  • Promote Whatcom County as a great place to live, work and do business. 
  • Connect businesses with economic development services and skilled workforce resources.  
  • Assist businesses with the creation of Federal Trade Zones (FTZ), site identification and selection. 
  • Work with our partners in Canada to help enhance and grow cross border trade opportunities. 
  • Work collaboratively with our local and regional partners to create a vibrant community of higher education learning, prosperous agricultural lands, high tech businesses, marine manufacturing, and local food processing.  
Want to learn more check out our Whatcom County Profile.  Contact our Team and visit our Choose Whatcom page to see how we can help your business start, grow, or expand.