Center for Economic Vitality

An important aspect of economic development in Whatcom County is being reorganized in the coming weeks.
Earlier this month Western Washington University's Center for Economic Vitality announced it is restructuring, eliminating business counseling and focusing solely on export-related…

Western Washington University’s Center for Economic Vitality (CEV) is in the process of restructuring to coincide with a redefined focus brought on by a significant reduction in governmental funding support for the CEV. 


CEV Director Tom Dorr informed CEV staff on Tuesday of…

Western Washington University is launching a statewide recognition campaign called Washington Companies to Watch to honor what it calls second-stage businesses.

Washington is the seventh state to become associated with the national venture created several years ago by the Edward Lowe…

Communities support universities that support communities. That is a saying I have always thought very relevant to town-gown relations. Western and the local community support each other in so many ways. And these partnerships make us all stronger.

Often, I am surprised that some folks…

Western Washington University is launching a new statewide recognition campaign called Washington Companies to Watch to honor outstanding second-stage businesses.

Washington is the seventh state to become associated with the national venture created several years…

Western Washington University is launching a new statewide recognition campaign called Washington Companies to Watch to honor outstanding second-stage businesses.

Bob Pritchett of Logos Bible Software and Wes Herman of The Woods Coffee will give a presentation about delivering customer service locally, nationally and around the world.
The presentation is part of a workshop put together by the Lynden Chamber of Commerce and Western Washington…

A Whatcom County company has begun exporting some of its products to the United Kingdom.
Nature's Footprint recently opened a distribution center near London for its Worm Factory product. The Worm Factory bin turns kitchen and household waste into a nutrient-rich soil for gardeners…

Western Washington University's Center for Economic Vitality, in partnership with the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce, is offering a free business workshop, "Social Media: Stalking Your Customers for Fun and Profit," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Whatcom…

Western Washington University's Center for Economic Vitality, through its Jump Start Washington Exports program, will host its first British Columbia trade mission to the BC Hospitality Industry Conference & Expo.
The event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 7 and 8, at…

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