Center for Economic Vitality

Western Washington University has announced that its Center for Economic Vitality will cease operations effective Dec. 31, 2012.

The CEV, which is operated through Western’s College of Business and Economics, is no longer financially feasible to operate after sustaining significant…

Western's Center for Economic Vitality provides free, confidential counseling and technical assistance combined with business intelligence research to business owners and managers throughout Whatcom County.

Some highlights from 2011-12:

The staff counseled 479 businesses to…

Western's Center for Economic Vitality hosted a trade show booth at the EPIC Expo, a consumer product show featuring "green" and environmentally friendly items, in Vancouver in May 2012.

The center's Certified Global Business Professionals took several Washington…

The Center for Economic Vitality launched CanAmTrade, an online business matchmaking tool that helps connect Canadian and Washington businesses that are looking for potential trade relationships.

When fully completed, the searchable database will have nearly 10,000 businesses,…

Tom Dorr, director of Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics’ Center for Economic Vitality (CEV), is resigning his position as director of the CEV, effective April 14.

Dorr originally was hired as the director of Western’s Small Business Development Center…

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