Manufacturing is an important local sector. Here are some manu-facts about Whatcom County:
The total value of goods and services produced in Whatcom County is almost $10 billion. Manufacturing represents 21 percent of that value, far ahead of Trade, Government, Health Care or Financial Activities.
Over 300 businesses in Whatcom County are classified Manufacturing – from a one person plastic injection molding company to the BP refinery with over 800 direct employees and hundreds of contractors.
There are almost 10,000 jobs in Manufacturing representing 11 percent of all jobs in the county.
After declining for many years the Manufacturing economy is up, way up. Since the economic recovery started in 2010 manufacturing jobs have increased 26% --- faster than any other sector.