100 Things Made In Whatcom

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 29 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 about 900 direct employees.
  • There are almost 9,000 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 2009 manufacturing jobs have increased over 16% --- faster than any other sector. 
  • Our Manufacturing sector is DIVERSE .....
100 things manufactured