Washington State provides a number of exemptions and credits toward sales taxes and business and occupation (B&O) taxes. They specifically target manufacturing activities and renewable energy. Some industries have preferential tax status.
Economic Development Funding
As a local government, the Port of Bellingham can apply for grants and low-interest loans for facilities to assist business location and expansion. The port can pursue funding for existing and prospective tenants and provide expertise for economic development prospects within Whatcom County. View available economic development funding opportunities.