Whatcom Business Alliance.
Working together for a vibrant local economy.

Facilitating Business Success and Community Prosperity.

The Whatcom Business Alliance is the ears, eyes, and voice for the Whatcom County business community. We believe success is the single largest driver of community prosperity, which is why we focus our efforts on facilitating that success through advocacy, research and education and job opportunities. We bring business leaders together to encourage, acknowledge and share the best and most ethical business practices. Our members improve their respective businesses and work closely with community leaders to promote public policy that supports a healthy business climate and a vibrant economy. Join us today!

Business Pulse magazine - the PULSE of Whatcom County

Whatcom County's only source of local business news! Business Pulse magazine brings you stories that highlight great businesses and business people. Two of our most highly anticipated issues are the Whatcom Business Awards nominees and the TOP 100 companies list.

Business Pulse magazine is mailed bi-monthly to subscribers and Whatcom Business Alliance members. Additional copies are distributed at Business Pulse and WBA events, in waiting rooms, professional service offices, hotel rooms and other businesses throughout our region.


Bridging the gap between employers and the workforce of the future

Whatcom Business Alliance understands that the key to a robust local economy is the availability of a skilled workforce.

With that in mind, WBA created YES Whatcom in 2018 (originally the Youth Employment Initiative), an online tool to help prepare the emergent workforce and connect them with local employers.

Whatcom County employers can now create a free company profile and post jobs (including paid internships, apprenticeships and job training roles). Join almost 100 local companies like Bellingham Cold Storage, Birch Equipment, Christian Health Care Center, Enfield Farms and others, by using yeswhatcom.com as a recruitment tool.