As the second largest city in Whatcom County, Lynden has served as the economic and social hub for north county residents for over 100 years. More than 12,000 residents find almost all the products and services they need in Lynden. A vibrant downtown alive with locals and tourists alike and several distinct shopping areas, including the Fairway Shopping Center, Bender Plaza, Lynden Towne Plaza, and Marketplace at Lynden, offer a huge selection of retail goods and services.
Surrounded by agriculture, Lynden enjoys the benefits of many various agricultural enterprises and the over $1 billion of economic impact agriculture has on Whatcom County. Lynden-produced agricultural products are shipped all over the world and consistently set the standard for high quality products from berries to dairy.
As Lynden continues to grow a diverse range of businesses find the community to be an excellent place to start or expand a business. With a reliable and hard working employee base and a positive government attitude toward business, Lynden-based businesses continue to expand and become established worldwide leaders in all types of industry.
Tourism is another important aspect of Lynden’s economy, providing thousands of customers for retailers and restaurants. The Northwest Washington Fair draws about 200,000 people annually, with many other community festivals & events drawing visitors into the community.