Harrilyn Smith started AMB General Contractor, LLC with the mission to provide greater opportunities for minority women to join the ever-growing construction industry. Photo credit: Heather L. Dyson $1 Million in Grants Awarded to 10 Impactful New Small Businesses The pandemic brought a surge of uncertainty, but with that we saw a great [...]
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EDC will honor Top Businesses at Gala on May 30, 2019 Since 1985, the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) has honored local businesses and celebrated the role they play in supporting the economic health of our region. Nominations are now open for the Thurston EDC’s annual Business Awards –awards that celebrate business and community [...]
Port Develops New Vision with Community Input What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the Port of Olympia today? What would you like to be able to say about the Port in the future? These are a few of the questions our community has been answering as part of the [...]
Uline latest distribution center to call Lacey home More than $90,000,000 in wages is attributable to local warehousing and distribution industry. Uline – North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging, and industrial supplies – is moving to Hawks Prairie. They are the anchor tenant in the new 97-acre Hogum Bay Logistics Center and are expected [...]
STEDI a constant in rural communities’ economic initiatives and collaboration The Thurston Economic Development Council, by both mission and actions, is committed to creating a dynamic and sustainable economy that supports the values of the people who live and work throughout Thurston County. Recognizing that rural Thurston County has unique needs and interests, [...]
Growing Our Natural Products Economy The Silicon Valley is known for its tech. Wisconsin for its cheese. And Thurston County is positioning for natural products. “We already have a thriving natural products economy with many local firms enjoying national brand recognition,” shares Kyle Wiese, EDC Project Manager and natural products point person. Natural [...]
Views on 5th project gives downtown Olympia new view of its economic future It’s been one of the most controversial buildings in Olympia for years. But that didn’t deter owner and developer Ken Brogan from applying vision and determination, and $33 million, to transform the blighted Capitol Center Building into a magnificent new [...]
Alaffia founder appointed to U.S. Trade Representative’s Trade Advisory Committee on Africa Tumwater, Wash. — Olowo-n’djo Tchala, founder and CEO of Alaffia, has been appointed by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to serve a four-year term as a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA). The committee provides general [...]
Thurston County Celebrates Travel and Tourism Industry THURSTON COUNTY, WASH (May 9, 2018) — Experience Olympia & Beyond is celebrating the impact of travel on Thurston County’s economy in honor of the 35th annual National Travel and Tourism Week (May 6-12). This annual recognition unites communities across the country to celebrate what [...]
Alaffia Founder Olowo-n’djo Tchala named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Finalist in the Pacific Northwest regionHeidi McCutcheon2018-06-27T12:46:48-07:00
Alaffia Founder Olowo-n’djo Tchala named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Finalist in the Pacific Northwest region Tumwater, Wash – Olowo-n’djo Tchala, founder and CEO of Alaffia, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Pacific Northwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling [...]