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Construction has started on two major waterfront redevelopment projects. The Granary Avenue and Laurel Street project involves building a new roadway through the site.  The new roadway includes Whatcom County’s first cycle track, a physically separated bikeway allowing bicycle movement in both directions on one side of the road.  Granary Avenue will access Bellingham’s waterfront… [ Read More ]

If fostering creativity is a key to economic development, Bellingham appears to be taking a step in that direction with a new partnership. The Foundry Bellingham Makerspace is close to opening in its new spot at the Technology Development Center at 1000 F St. on the Bellingham waterfront. It should be ready for community use… [ Read More ]

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… [ Read More ]

Western Washington University was ranked among the top universities in the western U.S., according to the U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings for 2017. The university ranked second in public colleges in the western region, coming behind California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The region includes Texas, Oklahoma and the 13 states to the west. It’s… [ Read More ]

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. Read the rest of the story… [ Read More ]