Local Investing Opportunities Networks (LIONs)

2021-04-13T11:05:31-07:00

Local Investing Opportunities Networks (LIONs) A growing number of people are forming local investment groups to invest in local businesses. The groups tend to fall into two types: Investment Clubs and LIONs. A local investing network is a community-based investment group such as angel investors or micro-lenders with a hyper-local focus. The concept was [...]

Local Investing Opportunities Networks (LIONs)2021-04-13T11:05:31-07:00

Investor Spotlight: A Conversation with Matthew Mauer of Puget Sound Energy

2021-04-08T10:27:29-07:00

Investor Spotlight: A Conversation with Matthew Mauer of Puget Sound Energy We recently had the chance to speak with Matthew Mauer, Senior Government Affairs Representative with Puget Sound Energy. Enjoy our conversation below: EDC: Where were you before you joined PSE? MM: Before joining PSE, I was the Director of External Affairs [...]

Investor Spotlight: A Conversation with Matthew Mauer of Puget Sound Energy2021-04-08T10:27:29-07:00

Spotlight: Windfall Architectural Products

2021-03-24T06:59:30-07:00

Business Spotlight: Windfall Architectural Products We recently sat down with Scott Royer of Windfall Architectural Products. Windfall manufactures products from sustainably-sourced materials, including salvaged wood. Learn more in our conversation below! Thurston EDC: Tell us a little about your company and what you make? Scott: Windfall Architectural Products is [...]

Spotlight: Windfall Architectural Products2021-03-24T06:59:30-07:00

PTAC Spotlight: J. Linder Painting LLC

2021-03-23T13:17:00-07:00

Thurston EDC: Tell us about your business. Renee Linder: We are a painting and general contractor providing high-performance coatings, pigment sealers, water\anti-graffiti repellents, and exterior and interior painting services. Our customers are large general contractors – such as Turner Construction Company, and we currently hold painting contracts for various state agencies. Thirty years ago, [...]

PTAC Spotlight: J. Linder Painting LLC2021-03-23T13:17:00-07:00

The Economic Impact of Manufacturing

2021-03-16T15:16:08-07:00

The Economic Impact of Manufacturing A strong economic development strategy that incorporates long-range thinking is acutely aware of the role those different sectors have upon the local economy – in terms of both workforce and employment, wages, supply chain, and local fiscal impact of local taxes and municipal revenues. Thurston County is a unique economic region in [...]

The Economic Impact of Manufacturing2021-03-16T15:16:08-07:00

New Training for Childcare Providers Aims to Create Stronger Childcare Businesses

2021-03-16T15:11:58-07:00

New Training for Childcare Providers Aims to Create Stronger Childcare Businesses On March 6, the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) Center for Business & Innovation, the Childcare Action Council and the Minority Business Development Agency kicked off a four-part series for childcare providers located anywhere in the State of Washington. Organizers designed this series to [...]

New Training for Childcare Providers Aims to Create Stronger Childcare Businesses2021-03-16T15:11:58-07:00

Save the Date for INSPIRE!

2021-03-16T15:09:45-07:00

Save the Date for INSPIRE!   The Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB) created its fifth annual INSPIRE Women’s Business Conference for forward-looking women business owners and business leaders in our community. Attendees seek to increase their knowledge to overcome the challenges they face in business, learn new skills, effectively communicate value to their customers, [...]

Save the Date for INSPIRE!2021-03-16T15:09:45-07:00

Subscribe to a Local Gourmet Sampler Box

2021-03-16T14:57:14-07:00

Subscribe to a Local Gourmet Sampler Box Taste your way through the South Sound! Every month starting the first week of April, the Southwest Washington Food Hub is offering a new gourmet sampler food box that will feature different local producers' products, so you can buy and try regionally! The curated subscription box features [...]

Subscribe to a Local Gourmet Sampler Box2021-03-16T14:57:14-07:00

The Economic Impact of Brewery Park

2021-03-16T14:44:54-07:00

The Economic Impact of Brewery Park Did you know Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls has big plans? The Olympia Tumwater Foundation has hopes to construct a new building that would drive additional tourism to businesses all over Thurston County. The Thurston EDC recently conducted an economic impact assessment of the proposed construction project and estimated the [...]

The Economic Impact of Brewery Park2021-03-16T14:44:54-07:00
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