Top 25 Employers In Whatcom County (2004)
|1.||Western Washington University||1842|
|2.||St. Joseph Hospital||1800|
|3.||Bellingham School District||1244|
|4.||City of Bellingham||808|
|7.||Ferndale School District||742|
|9.||Brown & Cole Stores||620|
|11.||BP Cherry Point Refinery||485|
|12.||Olympic Health Management||413|
|13.||Lummi Island Business Council||403|
|17.||Bellingham Technical College||325|
|18.||Whatcom Community College||320|
|19.||Mt. Baker School District||318|
|21.||Madrona Medical Group||303|
|22.||Express Personnel Services||300|
|23.||Phillips 66 Refinery||293|
|24.||Nooksack River Casino||257|
|25.||Nooksack Valley School District||250|
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.