Your business success

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  • No. 3 Forbes’ Best Place for Small Businesses and Careers

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

  • Top 16 Livabilitys' Best Places to Live Out West

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

  • 8 Million People live within 90 Miles

    Centrally located between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC.

Key industries


With 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.


Voted 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

Bellingham Downtown Partnership Wins Organizational Excellence Award at 2023 Excellence on Main Ceremony October 24, 2023

Bellingham, WA October 21, 2023— At the Washington State Main Street Program’s annual awards ceremony, the Downtown Bellingham Partnership was honored with the Organizational Excellence Award for its City Block Program bringing together downtown business owners. Operated by the nonprofit Washington Trust for Historic Preservation in conjunction with the Washington State Department of Archaeology and… [ Read More ]

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