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Top 25 Employers In Whatcom County (2004)

RankBusiness# Employed
1.Western Washington University1842
2.St. Joseph Hospital1800
3.Bellingham School District1244
4.City of Bellingham808
5.Haggen, Inc.807
6.Whatcom County800
7.Ferndale School District742
9.Brown & Cole Stores620
11.BP Cherry Point Refinery485
12.Olympic Health Management413
13.Lummi Island Business Council403
14.Resort Semiahmoo375
17.Bellingham Technical College325
18.Whatcom Community College320
19.Mt. Baker School District318
20.Alpha Technologies317
21.Madrona Medical Group303
22.Express Personnel Services300
23.Phillips 66 Refinery293
24.Nooksack River Casino257
25.Nooksack Valley School District250

Further Information About Top Employers

The top ten employers in Bellingham and Whatcom County staff 25% of the county's workforce. Learn more about them from the following list, or visit the Bellingham Economic Development Council site for information about the county's economic activity.

Alcoa Intalco Works (360) 384.7284
P.O. Box 937, Ferndale, WA 98248
Employs: 650
Producting a variety of metals in all shapes and sizes, it is one of the nation's most modern and energy-efficient aluminum plants.

Bellingham School District (360) 676-6476
1306 Dupont St, Bellingham WA 98226
Employs: 1200
With 12 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, and 3 high schools, it is the largest of 7 county districts.

Bellis Fair Mall (360) 671.5654
1 Bellis Fair Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98226
This is the largest mall in Whatcom County, with a variety of smaller shops and five department stores.

BP Cherry Point Refinery (360) 371.1500
4519 Grandview Rd, Blaine, WA 98230
Employs: 500
This refinery produces 3.1 million gallons of gasoline daily from Alaska's crude oil.

Brown & Cole (360) 714.9797
1331 Commercial Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
Employs: 515
With over 34 stores in WA, OR, and MT, the company employs 2157 total.

Haggen Foods (360) 733.8720
2211 Rimland Dr, Bellingham, WA 98226
Employs: 850
This locally-owned grocery store chain is renowned for its quality produce and deli items.

Phillips 66 Company (360) 384.1011
P.O. Box 8, Ferndale, WA 98248
Employs: 297
This refinery produces 89,000 barrels of crude oil daily from its location on the Straight of Georgia's shores.

St. Joseph Hospital (360) 734.5400
2901 Squalicum Pkwy, Bellingham, WA 98225
Employs: 1775
This world-class hospital has experienced doctors and staff, as well as 253 beds and a complete service campus.

Western Washington University (360) 650.3350
516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Employs: 1570
This is the fastest-growing university in Washington State. Plenty of information about this great school is available on its web site.

Bellingham Cold Storage (360) 733.1640
2825 Roder Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
This facility specializes in freezing fish and other cold storage.