About Thurston EDC

Supporting a Strong Economy in Thurston County since 1982

For more than thirty years, the Thurston EDC has worked to strengthen the local economy. Our mission is to create a dynamic economy that supports the values of the people who live and work in Thurston County. In support of this mission, we are steadfast in our commitment to working with local municipalities, higher education, privately-held businesses and non-profit organizations to encourage our region’s economic future. We are privileged to partner with these organizations to broaden the conversation about community development in our region.

As the state-designated lead economic development organization in Thurston County, we actively recruit investment and employment opportunities into our region, work to maintain the health of local businesses by offering a technical resources, and present market opportunities and provide support to existing Thurston County employers so they can expand their operations.

Since our founding in 1982, we have remained true to our foundational mission – that a healthy, diversified local economy functions as the base to support community prosperity.

What We Do

Economic Development Means Building Community –  identifying opportunities and applying efforts that result in creating a vibrant and sustainable economy. Learn how we work to attract investment and enhance collective prosperity in Thurston County.


Learn more about members of our staff, and how they work to serve the business community in Thurston County.

Investor Information

The EDC does its best work through strategic and creative partnerships. These alliances help us to successfully attract new industries and businesses to Thurston County.

EDC Success Stories

Thurston EDC partners with local businesses to create a vibrant economy in our region. Read about some of the great projects we’ve worked on recently.