The Thurston Economic Development Council has been designated by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a ScaleUP America community — a recognition that comes coupled with a contract valued at $189,000 annually for up to five years.
The Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB), a program of Thurston EDC, is currently accepting applications for a Business Coach position..
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and the state Department of Commerce will honor the Thurston Regional Planning Council’s Sustainable Thurston project with a “Lifetime of GMA Achievement Award” during a November 13, 2015, reception commemorating the 25th anniversary of the state’s landmark Growth Management Act, which requires municipalities to identify and protect critical areas and natural resource lands, designate urban growth areas, and prepare and implement comprehensive plans.
Tumwater Craft Brewing and Distilling Center has the stated mission to “ensure a world-class source for craft brewed beers and ciders and craft distilled spirits which are made from locally grown ingredients by independent expert producers and distributed nationally and internationally to great acclaim.” Today there are 281 breweries and 87 craft distilleries licensed in Washington with more applications pending.