Sunday, July 15, 2007

Whatcom County, Washington: Gearing Up for Tech

With the heavy-hitters of high tech nearby in Seattle, it has been a struggle at times for Whatcom County to stand on its own in the industry.

When the Seattle area was enjoying the dot-com boom in the late 1990s and early 2000, the thinking by the local economic development leaders was to try and lure companies to this area, touting the quality of life factors. Although one company, Logos Bible Software, did make the move to Whatcom County and has grown since then, it became apparent that another strategy was needed: Try to expand what was already here and encourage people with great ideas to get started.

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