Why Make Whatcom Your Home

Whatcom County is a great place to live, work and do business. The location of the county makes it to move goods to or from the market.  

  • The I-5 corridor runs though the county making it easy for businesses to move goods from the south all the way through to the Canadian border.  
  • The Port of Bellingham enables businesses to move goods seamlessly via sea. 
  • The Bellingham International Airport enables goods to be moved and provides easy access to business travel destinations. 

Whatcom County is unique and fortunate to have four institutions of higher education, contributing to our quality of life while developing a skilled workforce. 

Whatcom is a majestic place with miles of recreational activities ranging from biking, hiking, camping, skiing, and boating. The community fosters healthy living and provides the ideal location for economic opportunity.   

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The County has a diverse economy that balances rural and urban areas and ranges from large corporations to small locally-owned businesses.  

The county has expansive agriculture lands for growing crops and berries, timber and marine manufacturing, food production and advanced manufacturing for diverse products, and micro brews - just to name a few.

The seven cities within the County have their own unique rich history and economic drivers. Visit our Economic Development Partner page to learn about them. 

Whatcom County is also home to St.Joesph's Hospital, a top-rated medical facility that provides comprehensive healthcare throughout the county.  

For more information contact 

John Michener, Economic Development Project Manager or 
Don Goldberg, Director, 360-676-2500