The EDC’s Center for Business and Innovation is a host for SCORE mentoring right here in Thurston County.

SCORE is a nationwide nonprofit association whose mission is to grow successful businesses through education and mentorship. Their work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). With a nationwide network of 13,000+ volunteers, SCORE is able to deliver services at no or low-cost. Here at the CB&I, we have approximately one dozen volunteer counselors available, with a diverse range of experience and expertise. Most of our counselors are retired executives that can help mentor you as you navigate the path of starting your business.

To schedule a counseling appointment with a SCORE counselor, please contact the Center for Business & Innovation at 360.754.6320


Thurston Economic Development Council

4220 6th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503