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Was It Something We Said? U.S. Border Towns Fret as Canadians Stay Home

BLAINE, Wash. — This town near the border of Canada is home to only 5,500 residents, but it has about 20 mailbox stores — so many that the town recently banned new ones from being constructed along the main drag. The stores were built on their allure to Canadians, who save in shipping and…

Professor's scholarship supports key international experience for business students 2016-03-03
New study revives interest in Blaine train stop

The idea of a passenger rail stop in White Rock may have ground to a halt years ago – but the concept is still alive and kicking just across the border for the City of Blaine, Wash.

Blaine, which began pursuing the idea in earnest again last year, is receiving help from economics students…

WWU students learn about business in real-world setting

It takes a lot of legwork to gather information on a potential international market, but there are students chomping at the bit to do it.

Students in Western Washington University’s International Business Projects class recently finished helping a couple of local businesses and a public…

Western students report on Blaine train stop

Three Western Washington University (WWU) students spoke to a crowd of curious residents about the feasibility of a passenger train stop in Blaine.

Michelle Anderson-Irons, Joe Glithero and Lora Sonnen, three students in WWU’s international business program, presented their evaluation in…

Global forces hurting chances for Intalco restart

As Alcoa’s Intalco Works near Ferndale moves closer to idling its aluminum smelting operations, global market forces continue to paint a bleak picture on the chances of restarting it anytime soon.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Alcoa filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification that the…

May 13 event aims to teach all about leadership 2014-05-13
Real-World Education

The ever-evolving global economy and the expanding influence of the Internet are presenting challenges for college and university students that may not seem familiar to their parents.

Faculty pegged to design international initiative at Western 2012-06-01
Tom Roehl (Management) presents paper, chairs discussion sessions and serves as penelist 2009-09-03
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