Up until the 1970s or so, Blue Lake business was dominated by the MacIntosh Lumber Mill located here. After the mill shut down, the city was forced to undergo changes. Today Blue Lake's businesses are concentrated in 3 main sectors. There is the Industrial Park, the site of the former mill, which now has a power plant, some light industry, and business rental space available for non-retail use. Next, there are a number of small retail and consumer oriented businesses most of which are located in the downtown core area. Last, there is an array of home-based businesses spread throughout the city operated by individual entrepreneurs and serving not only the local community, but often, through the power of the internet, the entire world.
This section of the website has a directory of businesses that have obtained an official business license through the city of Blue Lake and wish to be included on this website, as well as, listings of non-profits doing business in the city. There is also a job board for listing available openings at these same businesses. For additional information, updates, changes, or suggestions for the business pages, please click here to contact Michele McCall-Wallace.