Poised between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, Bellingham and its surrounding cities are booming with commerce and industry. As the northern-most continental region on the west coast, Whatcom Countyprovides key transportation amenities to the greater northwest area. Interstate 5, the main north-south roadway between Mexico and Canada, runs through the center, leading to four border crossings into Canada, the outset of the Mount Baker Highway, the departure port of the Alaska State Ferry, and Bellingham International Airport. Whatcom County’s natural beauty, prime location, and diverse population are a great attraction for business and leisure.
Bellingham has a population of approximately 85,000 residents, and the greater Whatcom County population is about 210,000. Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, and Bellingham Technical college provide a wide range of continuing education opportunities and attract students from near and far.
Retail, agriculture, manufacturing, medical, education, transportation, and technology industries are all firmly rooted and growing in Bellingham. Due to its close prozimity to both Seattle and Vancouver, paired with generally lower overhead costs, Whatcom County is a haven for new businesses and those looking to expand into new markets. Featuring an international airport, deep water marine port, railway line, and Intestate 5, Bellingham is an excellent place to start, continue, and grow a business, whatever industry it may be.