The leadership of the Economic Development Council has established the Economic Relief Fund through our Center for Business & Innovation (501c3 charitable non profit) in recognition of the deep and rapid downward pressure felt by this community by the covid-19 pandemic.  This fund has been used to support the entrepreneurs of Thurston County as they deal with the loss of revenue, markets, customers, and supply chains.  In the past year, we have used this fund to support our business community through direct cash grants in the amounts ranging from $1500 to $10,000 depending upon the need.  This fund, separate from Thurston Strong grants, acts as a gap filler for those businesses that are not eligible for those funds.  This is another tool for us to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Thurston County.  Thank you!

The Thurston Economic Development Council Center for Business & Innovation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

You will be provided a receipt upon completion of donation.

Please contact us with questions: 360.754.6320 [email protected]