South Thurston Economic Development Initiative (STEDI)

STEDI is a consortium focused on long-range economic and community development in the rural areas of the Thurston County. STEDI connects the collective strengths and resources of participating South Thurston communities with our strategic community partners to identify and implement efforts that will meet South Thurston’s economic and community development goals.

Participating Communities

  • Bucoda
  • Grand Mound
  • Rainier
  • Rochester
  • Tenino
  • Yelm

Strategic Partners

  • Experience Olympia & Beyond
  • Visitor & Convention Bureau
  • Port of Olympia
  • Thurston County Government
  • Thurston Conservation District
  • Thurston EDC’s Center for Business & Innovation
  • Thurston Regional Planning Council
  • WSU Thurston County Extension Office

2019 STEDI Meetings- Third Friday of each Month

  • October 18, Bucoda, Community Center
  • November 15, Rochester, TBA
  • December 20, Tenino, Sandstone Cafe

(Locations subject to change)

Questions? Contact:

George Sharp, Rural Program Manager
[email protected] | 360-464-6043