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Bellingham, and Whatcom County as a whole, is blessed with a very diverse economy. The employers listed below are the largest public sector employers in the county. Whatcom County's economic strength is also based on a myriad of smaller businesses, many of whom sell their products far from our borders but have chosen to operate here due to the quality of life and quality of employees who live in Bellingham and around the smaller suburban and rural towns of Whatcom County.

Western Washington University
516 High St, Bellingham
(360) 650-3000
Number of Employees: 2,196

Bellingham School District
1306 Dupont St, Bellingham
(360) 676-2793
Number of Employees: 1,278

City of Bellingham
1306 Dupont St, Bellingham
(360) 778-8000
Number of Employees: 840

Whatcom County
311 Grand Ave, Bellingham
(360) 676-6700
Number of Employees: 838

Ferndale School District
6041 Vista Drive, Bellingham
(360) 383-9200
Number of Employees: 685

Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham
(360) 752-7000
Number of Employees: 560

Lynden School District
1203 Bradley Rd, Lynden
(360) 354-4443
Number of Employees: 375

Mount Baker School District
4956 Deming Rd
(360) 383-2000
Number of Employees: 300

Blaine School District
765 H St, Blaine
(360) 332-5281
Number of Employees: 270

Nooksack Valley School District
3326 E. Badger Rd, Everson
(360) 988-4754
Number of Employees: 265

Meridian School District
214 W Laurel Rd, Bellingham
(360) 398-7111
Number of Employees: 217

Whatcom Community College
237 W. Kellogg Rd, Bellingham
(360) 383-3000
Number of Employees: 205

Whatcom Transportation Authority
4111 Bakerview Spur, Bellingham
(360) 676-7433
Number of Employees: 197

Port of Bellingham
1801 Roeder Avenue, Bellingham
(360) 676-2500
Number of Employees: 89

City of Lynden
300 4th St, Lynden
(360) 354-4270
Number of Employees: 70

City of Ferndale
2905 Main St, Ferndale
(360) 384-4302
Number of Employees: 60

City of Blaine
344 H St, Blaine
(360) 332-8311
Number of Employees: 59

City of Sumas
433 Cherry St, Sumas
(360) 988-5711
Number of Employees: 15