West Coast Equity Group

Monthly Archive: April 2015

Where is the “Strategy” in the Whatcom County Economic Development Strategy?

If you’ve read the Whatcom County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy published by the Whatcom Council of Governments in March, you’re likely impressed by the wealth of data included and explanation of Whatcom County’s economic progress over the last decade. Jack Louws, Robert Bromley, and Robert Wilson clearly did a great job on that, and I support their work. Unfortunately, the report falls short of providing any concrete solutions for reviving our county’s fragile economy. What it does do however, is provide a list of how we as a county are planning to spend our money, and that needs a lot more public input.