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A total of 5,817 more licensed child care slots for kids up to 5 years of age will need to be added in Whatcom County by 2025 to meet demand, according to a new report sponsored by United Way of Whatcom County…

Western’s faculty and students are engaged in exciting research and scholarship across a variety of fields. Each Friday, Western Today will share short summaries of the latest developments in scholarly work at the University. Interested in reading in-depth stories about science and research at…

Demand for commercial retail space in the coming year will be difficult to judge because there are so many competing pressures as we try to move beyond the pandemic, said James McCafferty, co-director at Western Washington University’s …

As we head into uncharted waters of possibly fewer pandemic restrictions and a huge financial stimulus package, Whatcom County’s economy could see some good and not-so-good scenarios in 2021.

Local economists Hart Hodges and James McCafferty hit on a wide range of topics during their…

United Way of Whatcom County is partnering with Western Washington University's Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) to conduct a local child care demand study that will inform a community-wide effort to increase access to affordable high-quality childcare and early…

United Way of Whatcom County is partnering with Western Washington University's Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) to conduct a local child care demand study that will inform a community-wide effort to increase access to affordable high-quality childcare and early…

In what has been one of the most difficult business climates ever, many Whatcom County retailers and restaurants were able to find a way to survive this pandemic year.

The number of announced permanent closures of restaurants, bars and retail stores is fairly similar to recent years. At…

In what has been one of the most difficult business climates ever, many Whatcom County retailers and restaurants were able to find a way to survive this pandemic year.

The number of announced permanent closures of restaurants, bars and retail stores is fairly similar to recent years. At…

It could also be a reporting issue, given all the changes that have happened at grocery stores, said Hart Hodges, co-director at the Center for Economic and Business Research at…

It could also be a reporting issue, given all the changes that have happened at grocery stores, said Hart Hodges, co-director at the Center for Economic and Business Research at…

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