Your business success

Starts here

  • No. 22 Forbes’ Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers

    Be within 15 minutes of a deepwater port, international airport, I-5, and railway access.

  • Top 16 Best Adventure Towns by Outside Magazine

    Enjoy year-round activities, like hiking, skiing, boating, cycling, and more.

  • 6 Million People live within 90 Miles

    Just an hour’s drive to Seattle, WA or Vancouver, BC.

Key industries



Home to more than 300 manufacturing companies, Whatcom County produces everything from sheet metal, to solar panels, to breakfast cookies. With affordable real estate and skilled labor, we’re the ideal place to grow or start your manufacturing business.


food & beverage

We’re not just an “eat local first” community—we’re a “drink local first” community, too. From breweries, to wineries, to farm-to-table restaurants—we offer a truly supportive culinary community and a truly ravenous group of local customers.



Home to the world’s largest Bible software company and a hotbed for tech startups, Whatcom County has the talent, coworking spaces, and supportive tech community you need to launch or grow your tech company.



Ranked as one of National Geographic’s best adventure towns, Whatcom County is a hub for outdoor recreation innovation. From cycling, to mountaineering, to rock climbing—we are the premiere location for reaching outdoor enthusiasts.


health & wellness

Ranked as one of America’s healthiest places, Whatcom County’s top industry is health, employing more than 10,000 workers. We’re also home to a myriad of nationally- recognized health and wellness brands, like Barlean’s Organic Oils, Flora, and Omega Nutrition.



Whatcom County has more than 100,000 acres of fertile farmland and brings in $360 million in annual agricultural revenue. As America’s #1 raspberry producer and one of the most productive farming communities in the country, Whatcom County has a centuries-long tradition of agricultural success.



Perfectly situated between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, Whatcom County offers a gateway to the global market and has housed a thriving maritime economy for nearly a century. We offer a deepwater port, skilled labor, easy trucking and railway access, plenty of piers and storage, and much more.

In the news

Construction Begins on a New Manufacturing Facility for All American Marine by Port of Bellingham

Construction has started on a $10 million project to build a new manufacturing facility for local boat builder All American Marine on Bellingham’s central waterfront. To prepare the construction site for development, Whatcom County-based RAM Construction is relocating 46,000 cubic yards of clean soil from Hilton Avenue to the Cornwall Avenue Landfill site where it […]

Western Washington University is the 18th best institution of its kind in the west by KGMI

University spokesman Paul Cocke says Western is the second ranked public school in the West. “Western just has a great combination of super strong academics and a lot of our faculty come her to teach. A lot of them are top researchers in their field but they also include their students in their research,” says […]

Whatcom County top 100 private companies exceeds $4.4 billion and 16,000 employees by Business Pulse Magazine

New and more. Those themes popped out as highlights of our annual Top 100 ranking of privately-owned businesses . . . This year we had among the new entries production that exceeded as high as over $100 million, and several who came in between $50 million and $125 million.

One of the great things about doing business in Bellingham is the lifestyle. You have short commutes, your employees are spending their time in the office or with their family and enriching their lives instead of being stuck in traffic. Bob Pritchett Faithlife 300 Employees
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