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Why Are Companies Choosing to Develop in Thurston County?

2017-09-11T08:45:09+00:00

You don’t grow from one store to forty-four in less than 20 years without knowing how to find and select good locations. The Pacific Northwest’s largest independent pet retailer, Mud Bay, knows a lot about real estate and the significant role it plays in success. Marisa Wulff, co-CEO of locally headquartered Mud Bay, will [...]

Why Are Companies Choosing to Develop in Thurston County? 2017-09-11T08:45:09+00:00

New Faces in Key Community Positions

2017-07-06T08:23:36+00:00

New Faces in Key Community Positions A special welcome to two executive directors who were hired by key organizations in our community earlier this year. Todd Cutts is leading the Olympia Downtown Association, an organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and enhancing the downtown Olympia community. Marc Daily is at the helm of the Thurston Regional Planning [...]

New Faces in Key Community Positions 2017-07-06T08:23:36+00:00

Nisqually Red Wind Casino Celebrates 20th Anniversary

2017-07-06T08:21:05+00:00

Nisqually Red Wind Casino Celebrates 20th Anniversary Nisqually Red Wind Casino is celebrating its 20th anniversary.  A facility that started out as a bingo hall, Red Wind has grown to 95,000 sq. ft. of casino space with 1,500 slot machines, four restaurants, a sports pub, a bar, a gift shop and a 1,000-space parking garage. [...]

Nisqually Red Wind Casino Celebrates 20th Anniversary 2017-07-06T08:21:05+00:00

Local Design-Build Firm Owner Washington’s Small Business Person of the Year

2017-07-06T08:18:57+00:00

Local Design-Build Firm Owner Washington’s Small Business Person of the Year “For me, being an entrepreneur is about creating liberty for myself and it truly has been that way,” says Rozanne Garman. “I have been able to go after some really big dreams of my own in creating RHD and doing things I [...]

Local Design-Build Firm Owner Washington’s Small Business Person of the Year 2017-07-06T08:18:57+00:00

Delegation to China Stresses Regional Partnerships

2017-07-06T08:12:56+00:00

Delegation to China Stresses Regional Partnerships Shenzhen, located just north of Hong Kong is home to China’s most dynamic and vibrant technology driven and economies. Participants from our region included: Michael Cade, Thurston EDC; Perry Shea, SCJ Alliance, President Thurston EDC; Dr. Riley Moore, Saint Martin’s University; Dr. David McAvity, The Evergreen State College; [...]

Delegation to China Stresses Regional Partnerships 2017-07-06T08:12:56+00:00

New Dynamic Duo Focuses on EDC Marketing, Outreach & Relationships

2017-07-06T08:14:51+00:00

New Dynamic Duo Focuses on EDC Marketing, Outreach & Relationships Welcome “Back” Aslan Meade Business & Investor Relations Manager Aslan Meade, previously the EDC’s Community and Rural Development Manager, has joined the team as our Business & Investor Relations Manager. Aslan will be developing and implementing an investor relationship program, ensuring EDC investors [...]

New Dynamic Duo Focuses on EDC Marketing, Outreach & Relationships 2017-07-06T08:14:51+00:00

Welcome New EDC Board Leadership, Thanks to Outgoing

2017-07-06T08:04:33+00:00

Welcome New EDC Board Leadership, Thanks to Outgoing Our Economic Development Council is fortunate to have so many quality, dedicated community members willing to serve on our board. Thank you to all our new officers and board members, as well as our outgoing board members, for your generosity. New Officers President: Perry Shea, SCJ [...]

Welcome New EDC Board Leadership, Thanks to Outgoing 2017-07-06T08:04:33+00:00

A New Thurston County Road Map

2017-07-05T11:59:09+00:00

A New Thurston County Economic Road Map A couple years ago a need was identified—over the next 15 years Thurston County needs grow 50,000 jobs. These jobs are needed simply to accommodate population growth; without faster job growth Thurston County will become a bedroom community. So the Economic Development Council EDC pulled together [...]

A New Thurston County Road Map 2017-07-05T11:59:09+00:00