Step Up for Business Success

Whatcom County needs an honest broker on issues of importance and a leadership organization willing to speak out about what is right. Whatcom County needs a source for facts and information that the public can trust. Support the Whatcom Business Alliance as the advocate for business success and community prosperity through the Step Up campaign.

The WBA Step Up campaign provides local businesses of all sizes an opportunity to participate in the critical process of engaging in public policy issues.  Local policy issues impact the success of local business and shape the overall business climate in Whatcom County. The health of our business climate affects our entire community. The Step Up advocacy campaign will provide resources for the WBA to engage proactively in these efforts on behalf of the entire local business community.

Step Up Objectives

The WBA Board of Directors developed a Strategic Plan for Advocacy that outlines the following key objectives:

  • Provide fact-based business research, education, communication and advocacy for WBA members and the community on issues deemed important to local business success and community prosperity.
  • Develop industry specific research that will document the economic impact to our community of business growth and success through job creation and economic development.
  • Proactively work to advance policy issues that support business success and advocate against those harmful to local business by informing, engaging, organizing and advocating.

How You Can Help

Become a member of the Step Up campaign by contributing to the WBA business advocacy fund. Contributions are made on a recurring monthly basis via our secure sign up process. You may also contact the office at for more payment options.