U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen tours Itek Energy's new solar panel manufacturing facility on Cornwall Avenue with Chief Operating Officer Dave McCarty in Bellingham Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. The manufacturing industry in Whatcom County has added 800 people in the past year, while construction added 400, according to recent data from Washington State Employment Security Department.
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen tours Itek Energy's new solar panel manufacturing facility on Cornwall Avenue with Chief Operating Officer Dave McCarty in Bellingham Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. The manufacturing industry in Whatcom County has added 800 people in the past year, while construction added 400, according to recent data from Washington State Employment Security Department. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com
U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen tours Itek Energy's new solar panel manufacturing facility on Cornwall Avenue with Chief Operating Officer Dave McCarty in Bellingham Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. The manufacturing industry in Whatcom County has added 800 people in the past year, while construction added 400, according to recent data from Washington State Employment Security Department. Philip A. Dwyer pdwyer@bhamherald.com

Whatcom is experiencing job growth in industries that tend to pay higher wage

October 25, 2017 05:00 AM

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