Center for Economics and Business Research

As of April 1, the county added 3,760 people in the past 12 months for a total population of 216,300, according to a report released last week by the state’s …

A longtime retail landmark is going out of business this week, marking another closure among food markets in eastern Whatcom County.

Cross-border traffic remains strong. Nearly 3.6 million people have crossed southbound…

A new economic study finds that most businesses surveyed in Snohomish County expect economic stability or growth this coming year and a majority expect revenues to increase year over year.
Everett's Coastal Community Bank is working with Western Washington University's…

While the recent weakening of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar has raised concerns over potential impacts to Whatcom County’s tourism and retail industries, one Ferndale-based company sees the loonie’s drop a bit differently.
For the past two decades, International Market Access…

It was another big year for southbound border crossings into Whatcom County, but the traffic may start to level off if the Canadian dollar continues to weaken.

Last year more than 16.2 million people crossed the Canada/U.S. border into Whatcom County, a 5.7 percent increase compared to…

Hart Hodges, director of Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research, will present a talk on water-resource management on Thursday, Oct. 3, as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment’s speaker series.
Hodges’ talk, titled “Issues in Water Resource…

It turns out Canadian shoppers can sometimes get even better-than-expected savings by shopping in the U.S. if they time it right at the border crossing.

In-depth articles published earlier this month in the Vancouver Sun and other Canadian newspapers indicate that for the past 13 years,…

When it comes to the local economy, the biggest impact in May 2013 happened just south of Whatcom County.

The collapse of the Skagit River bridge on May 23 has had everyone considering their transportation plans, including companies with deliveries and regular commuters, given the traffic…

After a brief boost last spring, Whatcom County wages in the third quarter of 2012 dropped back to levels equal to the previous year.

The average weekly wage in Whatcom County was $758 between July and September, down from $777 in the previous quarter, according to data from the U.S.…

The number of Canadians traveling into Whatcom County rose significantly in the first quarter of 2013, even as the Canadian dollar weakened slightly in the past year.

Last quarter more than 3.6 million people traveled southbound through Whatcom County's five border crossings, a 10.2…

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