Ferndale Market Area First in Nation for Job Growth in 2017

The Bellingham Metropolitan Area, which encompasses the Ferndale Market Area added over 5,000 to our employment in the last year, making it the fastest growing area in the United States. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the Bellingham Metropolitan Area employed 107,678 people by October of 2017, an increase of 5,609 jobs since January of that year.

The strongest sectors were mining, logging and construction, with manufacturing a close second. Many of those construction projects are located right here in the City of Ferndale, where over 120 single family homes were built in 2017.

“We are excited to see so much job growth in our community,” said Community Development Director Jori Burnett. “This momentum will propel us forward to the next great chapter of our city.”

This is part of the larger economic trends in the area as more businesses locate their facilities in Pacific Northwest.

You can learn more about why Ferndale is a great place to locate your business at www.FerndaleMade.com.