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The Port serves existing businesses countywide, on and off Port property, with retention and expansion support. Staff also manage inbound investment leads and work to attract new business to Whatcom County. We stay current on development opportunities and resources through our expansive partnerships.


Whatcom County has a long history of helping local businesses find success. Their permitting center is a 1-stop location, where staff is readily available to coordinate and assist with questions regarding structural development, county land use regulations, the permitting process, natural resource regulations, encroachment questions, and any other land use or building questions.


The City of Bellingham has a long and successful history of collaborating with professionals to help grow, start, or relocate their business. Get help with permitting, zoning, getting a business license, and more.


Sumas is a Canadian-border town nestled in the foothills of Mt. Baker in the fertile Nooksack Valley of Washington State. Today, Sumas’ growing economy has a strong industrial, agricultural and tourism base backed by a thriving international railroad and trucking center. Get involved with the Sumas business community by becoming a member today!


Since the early 1920s, the Lynden Chamber of Commerce has existed to influence, develop, and maintain a prosperous business climate for Lynden. The Chamber is the community’s primary protector of business and professional interests. It is the collective voice for over 350 firms to cohesive work with city government, network to share common concerns and provide civic information and event promotion.