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The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is working to cultivate a dynamic, diverse, resilient and sustainable economy by expanding opportunity, attracting investment and retaining talent. The 13th Annual Thurston EDC Real Estate Forum is that work in action.

The Virtual Forum will showcase our beautiful and vibrant community’s commercial, retail and industrial properties while providing a forum for expanding networks and discovering new opportunities. Industry experts will address the current status of development in Thurston County and the South Sound region.

We’re pleased to welcome this year’s keynote speaker, Didi Caldwell, President and Founding Principal of Global Location Strategies. For most of the last 20 years, Didi has dedicated herself to assisting corporations with their location strategy – where and how to deploy their assets worldwide. She has worked on projects in many industries, but her expertise and passion are in large manufacturing and heavy industrial projects. Since 1998, she has personally conducted location advisory services in more than 30 countries for domestic capital investment and foreign direct investment projects.

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • The changing commercial and industrial market impacts the Pacific NW and both South Puget Sound and Thurston County.
  • What are the change factors that a region like Thurston County needs to be aware of and how to position itself to be attractive?
  • What is the positioning of Thurston County in attraction to investment?
  • What are the critical elements that the region needs to be aware of – in terms of “fixing” or augmenting, promoting, and strategizing to compete?

The Real Estate Forum will include data and trends related to commercial real estate and development in the South Sound, providing attendees the latest projections for commercial, industrial, retail and multi-family properties. Experts will address what makes Thurston County such a unique market and why it is one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States.

WHO: Thurston EDC
WHAT: 13th Annual Real Estate Forum
WHEN: October 7, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual ONLY (Note: We removed the in-person option due to uncertainty surrounding the ongoing Pandemic.)
TICKETS: Tickets are $40 per person. Registration and tickets available here https://fs26.formsite.com/Thurston_EDC/upxckdhowy/index.html
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Holly House at [email protected]

Thank you to our Platinum sponsor, TwinStar Credit Union, for making this event possible. We’d also like to thank OlyFed, Phillips Burgess, SCJ Alliance, Intercity Transit, Jensen Milner | Cap City Law, The Rants Group,KPFF, South Puget Sound Community College, South Sound Business Magazine, Heritage Bank and the Port of Olympia.

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