Regional Economic Partnership Events

UPCOMING 2023 Events

Job Fairs

When: Multiple dates in April-May 2023

Where: Multiple locations including Bellingham, Blaine, Lummi Nation, and Lynden

Check out all of the opportunities for businesses to participate as well as students, youth, and other workers who are interested in finding out about local job openings and trainings! Press release here.


WA Data Workshop for Business

When: Multiple 2023 Dates Coming Soon! Sign up for more info!

Held on Tuesday and Thursdays 3:30-5:00 pm PST

Where: Virtual/Zoom, sign up here! Add "BHAM" at the end of your name to receive 10% off the registration fee.

Struggling to retrain or recruit employees? Your most potent HR tool is data. This workshop will dive into how using the information you already have can solve many of your workforce issues. Over the four weeks, participants at the WA Data Analytics Workshop will gain the knowledge and practical skills to isolate relevant business concerns and develop actionable solutions. 

For questions, contact Amy Paquette at

Downtown Bellingham Partnership

Matching grant program to assist up to three Downtown businesses with exterior improvements

When: Accepting applications April 26-May 24; Project committee selects recipient June 21

Where: Review eligibility criteria and Apply here!

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership (DBP) is accepting applications for a matching grant program to assist up to three Downtown businesses with improvements to their building facades, signage, and/or surroundings. After an application review and selection process, Downtown Business Partnership will reimburse up to 50% of the cost of eligible improvements, to a maximum of $2,000 each for three different properties. Awards will be based on creativity, visual impact, and degree of change between before and after.

Businesses and scope of work must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Physically located within the Downtown Bellingham neighborhood and must be a business that is officially open
  • Scope of work to include a quick turnaround for installation and is for work done to the exterior of the site only (examples include: facade, improvements such as vinyl decals, signage, plants and containers, fresh paint, window signage, lighting and creative and imaginative exterior elements)
  • Interior work projects are not eligible

    Press release here

For questions, contact or call 360.527.8710