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The Business & Innovation Celebration is an opportunity for local businesses to learn, network, and market themselves. Photo courtesy: Thurston Economic Development Council.

The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) can attract new industries and businesses, retain existing employers and expand interest in doing business in Thurston County.  Along with ensuring the economy remains vital, the EDC also prepares economic data and demographic information to educate people on the unique aspects of Thurston County.

In addition, the EDC provides a variety of business services to help entrepreneurs through all stages of business development.

A variety of community programs, such as energy rebates, are also managed by the EDC.

Thurston Economic Development Council
4220 – 6th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503
360-754-6320

Economic Development Council

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Thurston Economic Development Council Board Member Timothy Stokes Combines Education with Workforce Development as...

Higher education is an essential and effective way to learn new skills and break into a new career. It takes a dedicated team at...
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Tenino Mayor and Thurston Economic Development Council Board Member Wayne Fournier Proudly Sparks Innovative...

Tenino is a charming, quaint town in rural Thurston County with many wonderful qualities. Tenino Mayor Wayne Fournier has been passionate about finding ways...
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Experience Olympia and the Thurston Economic Development Council Partner To Support and Build the...

Without most of us even realizing it, Tourism contributes to the heart and soul of our community- capturing our region’s iconic attractions and uniqueness...
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Jace Munson and the Thurston Economic Development Council: Building Together

Some of the strongest partnerships blend diverse individuals who share the same over-arching goals. Working together, these unions maximize each party’s specialized background and...

The Thurston Economic Development Council’s Charlie Schneider Works Hard for You

What we do outside of work can be as important—and have greater impact—than what we do Monday through Friday. Charitable work, volunteerism and community...
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Thurston Economic Development Council Board Member Evan Parker Connects Business and Community Through Commercial...

The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) relies on its volunteer board members to continue to serve the community. Kidder Mathews Real Estate Agent Evan...
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Thurston EDC Seeking Proposals for Weekly Distribution of Food Assistance Boxes – Sourcing and...

Submitted by Thurston Economic Development Council The Thurston EDC is actively seeking the professional services of a business entity to provide food aid relief to...
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A Quick (Thurston) Talk with Economic Development Council Board Member Dan Jones

Keeping up with the news—even in your hometown—can feel overwhelming. Media channels upload what’s new and notable around the clock, and staying up to...
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The Thurston Economic Development Council Center for Business and Innovation Launches Online Portal to...

Small businesses are the backbone of communities across the country, and Thurston County is no exception. The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is always...
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Reid Bates Helps the Thurston Economic Development Council Bring New Jobs

Since 1982, the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) has been devoted to helping build and sustain local businesses and their employees. As such, the...
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Ed Kunkel: From City Council to Thurston Economic Development Council

Some folks are always looking for hands-on ways to help others. And service to one’s community can be in big, flashy ways or behind...
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Thurston EDC Awards Economic Courage Medals at Hootenanny

Submitted by Thurston Economic Development Council On July 22, the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) held an old fashioned BBQ & Hootenanny! That’s right –...
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The Thurston Economic Development Council Invites Industry Professionals to the 13th Annual Real Estate...

Our local economy has been growing, and part of that growth includes development in industrial and commercial real estate. The Thurston Economic Development Council...
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Thurston EDC Helps Shiplap Shop of Yelm Open New Location

Submitted by Thurston Economic Development Council The Yelm Shiplap Shop & Coffee House owners announced they will be opening The Shiplap Quilt Shop and Coffee...
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Thurston Economic Development Council Board Member Jessica Jensen Understands the Business Side of Life

We’ve long talked about the separation of work and home, business and pleasure. But for business owners, especially when just starting out, there often...
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Thurston Economic Development Council Board Member Michael McGualy has Experience to Share

For nearly 40 years the Thurston EDC has had a simple mission. They aim “to create a dynamic and sustainable economy that supports the...
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Thurston Economic Development Council Board Member Brian Fluetsch: Business, Family and Community in One

Relationships are interrelated, inter-connected, diverse and built on shared experiences. Success comes when these relationships benefit everyone and when knowledge is passed from generation...
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The Lacey MakerSpace Pushes Forward Through the Continued Support of the Thurston Economic Development...

Thurston County has a wonderful community of makers and artists that bring a unique perspective to life and connection. The Thurston Economic Development Council...

Olympia City Council Member Yến Huỳnh Explores Community Connection Through New Position on the...

Olympia is full of people that are committed to making our city a wonderful place to work and live. Recently appointed Olympia City Council...

Carrie Whisler Reflects on Community Support as President of the Thurston Economic Development Council...

Our small businesses are the backbone of the community. They rely on resources to stay afloat, and Thurston County is lucky to have the...
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The Thurston Economic Development Council Celebrates Economic Courage Awards and Summer Hootenanny

This last year has come with its fair share of hardship, forcing small businesses and organizations in our community to overcome many new and...
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Thurston Economic Development Council Board Member Perry Shea of SCJ Alliance Talks About Impacts...

To incite change, it takes a committed group of people dedicated to a common goal. The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is constantly seeking...
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Attorney Heather Burgess Shares Her Experience as Thurston Economic Development Council Board Member

Our community is filled with exceptional organizations seeking to make a difference. The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) strives to improve our local economy...
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The Thurston Economic Development Council Proudly Supports Regional Agricultural Development Through Innovative Projects, Programs...

We can grow and concoct some delicious food here in the Pacific Northwest! Farmers have come to find that this region is perfect for...
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Thurston Economic Development Council Continues to Support Growth of Natural Product Businesses Throughout the...

In recent years, people have become attracted to more sustainable products that are free of unnecessary chemicals and harmful fillers. Turns out, our community...
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The Thurston Economic Development Council Continues to Positively Impact Thurston’s Businesses During COVID-19

This last year was filled with obstacles for many businesses, some of which had to close their doors for good due to COVID-19. It...

Businesses Owners Invited to Attend Popular ScaleUp Business Training at No Cost thanks to...

Submitted by Thurston EDC The popular ScaleUp Training Series is now available to businesses located throughout Washington state at no cost, thanks to a grant...

Thurston EDC Welcomes New Board Members and Announces New Board President

Submitted by Thurston Economic Development Council The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors and installs new officers. The...

The Thurston EDC Shares Top Five Ways to Boost Small Business Resiliency

Thurston County is home to dozens of one-of-a-kind businesses run by creatives, innovators, makers and thinkers. After an unprecedented year of COVID-related disruption, many...

Alliance Northwest, the Largest Business-To-Government Conference in the Pacific NW, Is Scheduled for March...

Submitted by Thurston EDC Alliance Northwest is the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific Northwest. This event features high-quality workshops and matchmaking sessions between small...