Category: News

In an effort to educate local young people on job and career opportunities, the Whatcom Business Alliance launched the Youth Engagement Initiative (YEI). “We’re working with businesses and schools to take students into workplace facilities,” said Laura McKinney, NW Government Affairs & Public Relations Director for Alcoa who serves as Co-Chair of the YEI committee…. [ Read More ]

Cycling--from Tourism

Whatcom County Attracts 34,000 Participants to 132 Outdoor Races a Year Washington is known for its stunning outdoor adventures. And when it comes to outdoor races, Whatcom County is leaps and bounds ahead. According to Todd Elsworth, Co-Executive Director of Recreation Northwest, when comparing our community’s races to other similar-sized communities, “We blow them away.”… [ Read More ]

Georgia Pacific Acid Ball

The ‘Acid Ball’, an over 400,000 pound industrial icon from Georgia-Pacific’s former pulp and paper mill, has been moved to Waypoint Park where it will be used as public art to symbolize the transition between historic and new uses on Bellingham’s downtown waterfront. The 40-foot tall Acid Ball will be coated with luminescent glass beads… [ Read More ]

Don Goldberg

The Port is pleased to announce the hiring of Don Goldberg as its Director of Economic Development.  Goldberg will be an integral part of Whatcom County’s economic development team, which includes a collaboration of business service, economic development and workforce organizations partnered together to recruit and retain businesses and create family-wage jobs. Goldberg has over… [ Read More ]

marine_pob

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 ]