economic development Archives - Salish Current

Fewer Canadians getting to the Point: do Point Roberts trends signal long-term change?

May 20, 2024
Tom Banse

Worker visa exemption request for ‘unique’ peninsula split by international border goes nowhere.

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Affordable housing opens for occupancy on Bellingham’s waterfront

April 10, 2024
Aria Nguyen

Eighty-three units have been added to city’s inventory — and what more is in the plan to meet housing needs?

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Tyler Schroeder to lead Port of Bellingham economic development

February 29, 2024
Matt Benoit

Whatcom County’s top administrative director is moving to the Port of Bellingham after 10 years serving two county executives.

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Cleanups move ahead at polluted Anacortes waterfront sites

November 7, 2023
Richard Arlin Walker

Twenty-four waterfront sites — with more to come — have been cleaned up in Anacortes by removing fuel tanks, contaminated soil, creosote-treated pilings and dilapidated overwater.

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Election 2021: Candidates vie to drive the engine of Whatcom County’s economic development

October 8, 2021
Ralph Schwartz

Two of three commissioner positions for the Port of Bellingham — the county’s economic engine — are up for election on the Nov. 2 ballot. Along with speaking to the issues, candidates have found they need to explain the job’s impact whenever they knock on voters’ doors.

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photo: Amy Nelson © 2012

Doing the work of the people: legislation introduced by 40th and 42nd District legislators

February 12, 2021
Mike Sato

A month into the 2021 state legislative session, it’s time to review the legislation introduced by our elected representatives as of this week.

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The future arrives on the Bellingham Bay waterfront

January 22, 2021
Alex Meacham

After more than a decade of discussion, planning and cleanup of an industrial waste site on Bellingham Bay, the city’s partnership with the port and a contract with a Dublin-based company are putting the waterfront’s future on the ground.

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photo: Amy Nelson © 2020

Unlikely partners’ compromise will halt new fossil-fuel development at Cherry Point

November 29, 2020
Kimberly Cauvel

An effort to steer future development at Whatcom County’s primary industrial center away from fossil fuels while providing regulatory certainty is inching closer to completion with the help of an unlikely partnership between environment and industry interests.

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