Retain: work to maintain the health of local businesses by offering technical assistance, and providing advocacy on their behalf.
We know that the economy in Thurston County would not thrive without a strong business community. It is our mission to ensure that businesses stay healthy and growing, and to ensure this, we provide a number of activities to help businesses stay in business, and stay in business in Thurston County:
- Outreach and research into the critical needs of businesses
- Technical assistance and training programs designed to help people become more effective business owners
- Site selection assistance to find the right building or location for their business
- Advocacy with our local, state, and federal elected officials to ensure that the needs of business are built into policy decisions
By taking these actions to support businesses in all stages of development, we ensure that local companies can be prepared for economic growth in the coming years.