Woodbrook Townhomes Adds 124 Residential Rental Units in Lacey Breaking Ground on Woodbrook Townhomes Project *Photo courtesy Milestone Companies, LLC As Thurston County continues to see a real estate boom, one of the areas of significant growth is in single-family housing development. Woodbrook [...]
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"Receiving water rights will significantly increase our capacity for development and positively impact future economic growth in Yelm." Cody Colt, Director of Public Works, City of Yelm. Photo courtesy of City of Yelm. "The population of Yelm is anticipated to double in the next 10 years," says Cody Colt, Yelm's Director of [...]
Tumwater's Recent Real Estate Boom: A Conversation with City Administrator John Doan Tumwater Pointe Apartment units are an extraordinary blend of contemporary craftsmanship and modern elegance located right in the heart of the southern gateway to the Puget Sound. *Photo Courtesy Tumwater Pointe Apartments We recently sat down with John Doan, City of Tumwater [...]
Thurston EDC: How long have you been in business? Evan Parker: I’ve been in Commercial Real Estate for 16 years, opening the Olympia office for Kidder Mathews in 2008. Thurston EDC: What is your product and who is your customer? Evan Parker: Due to the size of our market, I tend to be a “generalist,” but my primary [...]
On August 19, the new Regional Food Security Box program delivered the first shipment of boxes filled with local farm-fresh food to 73 out-of-work families throughout the five-county region. The Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council funded the Regional Food Security Box program. The program is the Southwest Washington Food [...]
The Thurston EDC and partners will soon be launching the SW WA Food Hub, an online marketplace that allows consumers to buy food from a variety of local farms and value-added food manufacturers with one payment and one pick up (stay tuned for more information soon!). The Pacific Mountain Workforce Council Food Security Box [...]
Tenino Receives Creative District Designation - A Celebration of the Arts, Creativity, Innovation and Economic Prosperity in Tenino Creative districts help Washington communities thrive by growing the creative sector and by turning cultural activities into economic growth. Creative districts – the heart of a community and a geographically defined [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]