Related LinksFinding prime commercial real estate requires extensive research and a reliable agent. Pacific Continental Realty has compiled a number of informational links about Bellingham, Whatcom and Skagit counties, and the surrounding communities to aid in the search. If a link of interest is not listed below, please email Pacific Continental Realty with suggested addition(s).
City and Governments
In 1903, several townships along Bellingham Bay consolidated to form the City of Bellingham. Over 100 years later, Bellingham continues to expand and develop. To learn more about continued community growth, visit Bellingham Planning Department.
Other Whatcom County cities have also grown throughout the years. The City of Blaine is the last U.S. city stop on I-5 before entering British Columbia, Canada at Peace Arch State Park. Two other north county cities, Ferndale and Lynden, are ideal locations for individuals and families looking to live in a smaller community with nearby city amenities.
Our neighbors to the south in Skagit County include Mt. Vernon and Burlington, popular destinations in April for the annual Tulip Festival. Just a few more miles west will bring travelers to the ferry terminal at Anacortes, the gateway to the San Juan Islands and Sidney B.C. (Victoria).
Chambers of Commerce
Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry is an active promoter of a strong, local economy, providing resources to support and encourage small businesses. Tourists and visitors will also find Ferndale Chamber of Commerce and Lynden Chamber of Commerce helpful in navigating all the wonderful attractions in North Whatcom County.
Demographics and Business Resources
The population of Bellingham and the surrounding community is constantly growing and changing, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you’re interested in starting a business in Bellingham or Whatcom County, consult with the U.S. Small Business Administration; the SBA helps Americans start, build and grow small businesses.
Economic Development Councils
Entrepreneurs should refer to Northwest Economic Council Whatcom County and Economic Development Association of Skagit County to discover relevant regional information about starting a new business in the area.
Moving to the Pacific Northwest? Visit Washington State Employment Security to discover employment opportunities.