Welcome to Northwest Jobs Alliance!

We are a Whatcom County-based, non-partisan, non-profit organization. Our membership spans a broad cross-section of the community, including businesses, labor leaders, elected officials, and just plain folks!

Our Mission:

The Northwest Jobs Alliance (NWJA) promotes the growth of family-wage jobs in the context of sound environmental practice.

Our Current Focus:

Composed of a cross-section of the community, the NWJA is a non-partisan organization that will focus on supporting economic vitality and growth associated with the Cherry Point industrial area. The Alliance will:

  • encourage informed public dialogue
  • seek answers to questions the community has about industry
  • correct misinformation
  • engage in constructive dialogue with interested groups, individuals, and political and civic leaders
  • provide advice to industry and labor
  • advocate for a strong industrial job base before appropriate governmental bodies and public forums
  • encourage practical, proven, and effective measures to harmonize industry and the environment, while discouraging “either/or” scenarios