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