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How the Thurston Asset Building Coalition Uses an Equity Lens to Support Community Hubs

2020-08-10T20:59:58-07:00

How the Thurston Asset Building Coalition Uses an Equity Lens to Support Community Hubs Some of the best, strongest, and most fulfilling things in life are partnerships. From bees and flowers to life-long friendships, combinations of talent, skill, passion, and resources make everything better. Locally, the Thurston Asset Building Coalition serves to bring [...]

How the Thurston Asset Building Coalition Uses an Equity Lens to Support Community Hubs2020-08-10T20:59:58-07:00

Mental Health at Work –  How To Reduce Conflict, Provide Structure and Support

2020-07-09T15:43:09-07:00

INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT - Dispute Resolution of Thurston County COVID-19 will no doubt affect the overall mental health and wellbeing of employees even beyond the pandemic. During this time, employers and employees need to have access to resources to help reduce stress and provide structure and support. According to public health experts, employers need [...]

Mental Health at Work –  How To Reduce Conflict, Provide Structure and Support2020-07-09T15:43:09-07:00

Local Food Hubs Earn USDA Contract to Feed Those in Need

2020-06-15T09:54:21-07:00

Thurston County EDC’s PTAC Program Helps Local Food Hubs Earn USDA Contract to Feed Those in Need If you’ve ever waded through the process of filling out a government contract form or grant proposal, you know two things: a) they’re long and b) they’re complex. So when Hugh at Evergreen United Food [...]

Local Food Hubs Earn USDA Contract to Feed Those in Need2020-06-15T09:54:21-07:00

Weather the Storm with Financial Mastery Training Program at Thurston EDC

2020-06-10T09:23:15-07:00

Weather the Storm with Financial Mastery Training Program at Thurston EDC Scholarships for Businesses Located in Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater make the classes free or very low cost Lacey, WA – Beginning June 26, the Thurston Economic Development Council’s (EDC) Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) will offer Financial Mastery as part of our [...]

Weather the Storm with Financial Mastery Training Program at Thurston EDC2020-06-10T09:23:15-07:00

Western Innovator: Farmer heads new co-op going with the grains

2020-06-15T09:55:41-07:00

Western Innovator: Farmer heads new co-op going with the grains This story was originally published in Capital Press CURTIS, Wash. — A new growers cooperative was formed in southwest Washington last winter and a few months later the coronavirus hit. Time will tell how much that impacted the new co-op's plans. Click [...]

Western Innovator: Farmer heads new co-op going with the grains2020-06-15T09:55:41-07:00

A Statement from our Executive Director

2020-06-05T17:58:00-07:00

The process of economic development is rooted in the act of implementing strategic steps that result in the creation of a sustainable, vibrant and supportive community. The recent senseless actions that led to the death of George Floyd a week ago is deeply troubling. Those events and the underlying roots of actions are anathema [...]

A Statement from our Executive Director2020-06-05T17:58:00-07:00

Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park Breaks Ground in Tenino

2020-06-04T14:43:21-07:00

Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park Breaks Ground in Tenino This story was originally published on Thurston Talk here. When it was originally planned, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Agricultural Business and Innovation Park in Tenino was intended to be a high profile celebration to commemorate a major step toward a more resilient future for [...]

Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park Breaks Ground in Tenino2020-06-04T14:43:21-07:00

Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park Groundbreaking Set for June 2

2020-06-04T14:45:26-07:00

Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park Groundbreaking Set for June 2 Artist rendering of Park’s first building courtesy of SCJ Alliance. On June 2, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., The Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park will break ground in Tenino, Washington. Due to social distancing and event restrictions, the groundbreaking [...]

Southwest Washington Agricultural Business Park Groundbreaking Set for June 22020-06-04T14:45:26-07:00

New Grant Will Help Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 and Help Boost the Local Economy

2020-05-19T14:46:56-07:00

The Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB) is the recipient of a U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO) COVID 19 Grant. The grant was made available to all Women’s Business Centers in the United States through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the CARES Act. Women’s centers were required to submit a creative and proactive proposal that demonstrated a [...]

New Grant Will Help Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 and Help Boost the Local Economy2020-05-19T14:46:56-07:00

Tenino to Print Wooden Money to Support Economy

2020-05-13T17:02:11-07:00

During the depths of the Great Depression, the small Thurston County town of Tenino drew national attention when it printed thousands of dollars of wooden money to keep the local economy afloat. Now, facing what could be the worst economic downturn since that time, the Tenino City Council drew on history last week when it [...]

Tenino to Print Wooden Money to Support Economy2020-05-13T17:02:11-07:00
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