Lacey MakerSpace to Receive $1 Million for Facility Expansion

2023-01-23T11:30:35-08:00

Lacey MakerSpace to Receive $1 Million for Facility Expansion Pictured in the group photo (L to R) behind Senator Patty Murray: Thurston EDC Director Michael Cade, LMS Member Scott Royer, LMS Shop Manager Nathan Caldwell, SMU President Jennifer Bonds-Raacke, Lacey Mayor Andy Ryder, LMS Director Michelle Pope, CB&I Dir. Sean Moore, Interim [...]

Lacey MakerSpace to Receive $1 Million for Facility Expansion2023-01-23T11:30:35-08:00

Thurston EDC Releases the Thurston Economic Vitality Index—Conditions for Thurston County’s Economy Are Still Very Favorable

2022-12-14T09:13:27-08:00

Thurston EDC Releases the Thurston Economic Vitality Index—Conditions for Thurston County’s Economy Are Still Very Favorable The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) and report sponsors, Port of Olympia and South Puget Sound Community College, are proud to have produced the Thurston Economic Vitality Index (EVI) for over 15 years. It is the [...]

Thurston EDC Releases the Thurston Economic Vitality Index—Conditions for Thurston County’s Economy Are Still Very Favorable2022-12-14T09:13:27-08:00

Target Zone Grant Allows VBNC Physical Therapy To Grow With Flexibility

2022-12-06T19:50:43-08:00

Target Zone Grant Allows VBNC Physical Therapy To Grow With Flexibility The human body is complicated, with parts that interact in unusual (and occasionally painful!) ways. Physical therapy realigns muscles, joints, and the spine to reduce pain, restore mobility or balance, and get you back on your feet. Whether due to illness, [...]

Target Zone Grant Allows VBNC Physical Therapy To Grow With Flexibility2022-12-06T19:50:43-08:00

Locally Sourced Agriculture Supply Chain Brought to Life in Thurston County

2022-12-07T15:20:35-08:00

Locally Sourced Agriculture Supply Chain Brought to Life in Thurston County Brewery & Distillery Partners with Southwest Washington Growers Co-Op to Support the Local Economy   Talking Cedar Brewery & Distillery, a tribally-owned destination popular with locals and visiting guests alike, has taken “shop local” to a new level, sourcing the grain [...]

Locally Sourced Agriculture Supply Chain Brought to Life in Thurston County2022-12-07T15:20:35-08:00

Seabrook Uses J1 Visa Program & On-Site Housing to Solve Workforce Crunch

2022-11-29T14:38:39-08:00

Seabrook Uses J1 Visa Program & On-Site Housing to Solve Workforce Crunch The Quinault Tribe put on a traditional salmon bake for the students. Seabrook is a planned beach community located on the Washington Coast. With over 500 homes, Seabrook's vacation home rental business boomed during the pandemic. In 2021, [...]

Seabrook Uses J1 Visa Program & On-Site Housing to Solve Workforce Crunch2022-11-29T14:38:39-08:00

Thurston EDC Hosts Leadership Retreat

2022-11-29T14:29:34-08:00

Thurston EDC Holds Leadership Retreat Thurston Economic Development Council and Center for Business & Innovation (EDC) Staff and its Board of Directors convened on October 19 at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club in Olympia for its annual planning retreat. The venue was ideal for nearly forty leaders from the public and [...]

Thurston EDC Hosts Leadership Retreat2022-11-29T14:29:34-08:00

African Day Business Forum

2022-11-09T20:45:34-08:00

Africa Day Business Forum From left to right: Dr. Matonodo Wawa, Treasurer and member of the board of the African Chamber of Commerce, Michael Cade, Thurston EDC Executive Director, Dr. Chung Lee, Dean & Professor School of Business, Saint Martin’s University and Dru Garson, Director of Strategic Engagement, AWB. [...]

African Day Business Forum2022-11-09T20:45:34-08:00

Sharp Earns Certified Live Event Planner Designation

2022-11-08T14:43:46-08:00

Sharp Earns Certified Live Event Planner Designation With nearly four decades of festival and event support, George Sharp has earned the Certified Live Event Planner designation through Washington Festival and Events Association (WFEA). Sharp is currently the Rural Program Manager for Thurston Economic Development Council and the South Thurston Economic Development Initiative Program. He [...]

Sharp Earns Certified Live Event Planner Designation2022-11-08T14:43:46-08:00

$1M in Grants Awarded to 10 Impactful New Small Businesses

2022-10-27T14:56:38-07:00

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 [...]

$1M in Grants Awarded to 10 Impactful New Small Businesses2022-10-27T14:56:38-07:00

Target Zone Grant and Community Support Helps Revival Motors & Coffee Co. Start Again

2022-10-27T13:49:06-07:00

Target Zone Grant & Community Support Helps Revival Motors and Coffee Start Again At its original location, Revival Motors & Coffee Co. was more than a motorcycle repair shop or cafe. It was a neighborhood hub for motorcycle enthusiasts of all stripes, including many who don’t fit the typical biker profile. That [...]

Target Zone Grant and Community Support Helps Revival Motors & Coffee Co. Start Again2022-10-27T13:49:06-07:00
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