Local Firm Creates World’s Largest Lunar Lab in Lacey

2018-01-12T13:26:52+00:00

Local Firm Creates World's Largest Lunar Lab in Lacey     “Once you’ve landed on the Moon, that is not the best place to discover your equipment needs more testing,” quips Melissa Roth, one of the co-owners and lead researchers of Off Planet Research (OPR). The surface of the Moon may not [...]

Local Firm Creates World’s Largest Lunar Lab in Lacey 2018-01-12T13:26:52+00:00

ScaleUp Grad: Running My Business is Easier than it’s Ever Been

2018-01-10T10:33:50+00:00

ScaleUp Grad: Running My Business is Easier than it’s Ever Been Caption: Belleza Ropa owner Jeannine Kempees (above) assists a customer with their purchase. For long-time business owner Jeannine Kempees, ScaleUp was an amazing fit. “I was experiencing growth in sales and it was taking a lot of management time to [...]

ScaleUp Grad: Running My Business is Easier than it’s Ever Been 2018-01-10T10:33:50+00:00

Growing Cider Company Stay Local When Business Community Gets Craft-y

2018-01-10T10:11:20+00:00

Growing Cider Company Stay Local When Business Community Gets Craft-y Award-winning new business Tart Cider, LLC found themselves bursting at the seams by the end of 2017. A 1920s, one-car garage on Olympia’s westside housed their cider press, six juice tanks, five fermentation tanks, production supplies, and kegs for their final [...]

Growing Cider Company Stay Local When Business Community Gets Craft-y 2018-01-10T10:11:20+00:00

Kaufman Construction & Development, Inc. Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

2017-11-06T10:28:53+00:00

Congratulations to Kaufman Constructions & Development, Inc. for receiving the EDC’s Spark Lifetime Achievement Award. Kaufman has been integral to economic development in Thurston County for more than 50 years, bringing new businesses to our market and helping others grow. The company was founded in Thurston County in 1965, originally as Kaufman Brothers Construction, Inc., [...]

Kaufman Construction & Development, Inc. Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award 2017-11-06T10:28:53+00:00

Attend the Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo

2017-11-06T10:29:18+00:00

Highlighting the future of innovation in the Pacific Mountain five-county region Attend this exciting one-day event focused on setting the 2018 economic stage for our five-county region. The Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, in its ninth year, draws upwards of 350 decision makers and community leaders from all sectors of business and industry in our region. [...]

Attend the Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo 2017-11-06T10:29:18+00:00

Mixed-Use Project Brings Brewing Back to Tumwater Site with Focus on Community

2017-11-06T10:25:10+00:00

For decades, the Olympia Brewery’s 8 a.m. steam-whistle signaled the beginning of work for many, and the start of first period for those at Olympia High School (OHS), just a mile down the road. One of those students was 1981 graduate Michael Parsons, who today is involved in a partnership to bring brewing back [...]

Mixed-Use Project Brings Brewing Back to Tumwater Site with Focus on Community 2017-11-06T10:25:10+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