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Interested in doing business in the USA? Washington State’s tax environment may appeal. The Regional Economic Partnership (REP)’s latest brochure highlights these business friendly tax policies, as well as Whatcom County cities and industries and their respective economic opportunities. With British Columbia, Whatcom County is also a partner in the Cascadia Innovation Corridor. “Ranked 22nd […]
By Jim Pettinger, President of UCanTrade, Inc. For some years I have always been amused when business advertisers brag that their staff are “highly trained” professionals. However, now that the marijuana business is being legalized across North America, I can see at least some validity to the phrase. Here’s hoping that the remainder of your […]
By: Jim Pettinger, President at UCanTrade,Inc. Canadian businesses and entrepreneurs already have many good reasons to look south for more sales and profits – larger market, wealthier prospects, faster purchasing decisions, favorable exchange rate, favorable cost of housing, strong U.S. economy, tepid Canadian economy, and more and more left-leaning government policy. Now there is another […]
Private business ownership is on the decline (with one possible exception – boomers and seniors) By: Jim Pettinger, President of UCanTrade, Inc. According to many sources, private business ownership in the USA (and likely everywhere) is declining. Many reasons are cited, but our experience indicates increasing complexity and risk in two areas: technology and legal […]
By: UCanTrade Staff Northwest Washington businesses can expect greater numbers of Canadian customers to visit on British Columbia holiday weekends. 2015 BC Statutory Holidays (PDF) January 01, Thursday  – New Year’s Day February 09, Monday – Family Day April 03, Friday – Good Friday April 06, Monday – Easter Monday* May 18, Monday – Victoria Day […]
By: Elliott Smith A building formerly occupied by UCanTrade, Inc. (formally known as International Market Access, Inc.) in Bellingham has found a new purpose: public safety. The Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center (WUECC) was dedicated on July 18, 2014 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The building, located adjacent to Bellingham International Airport at 3888 Sound […]