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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]