Business Services

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Thurston EDC is the statewide lead for the Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). PTAC helps companies achieve contracts for work with local, state, and federal governments.

In fiscal year 2014, PTAC has helped Washington-based businesses to secure over $300 million in prime and subcontract awards.


SCORE is a nationwide nonprofit association, in partnership with the US Small Business Administration, whose mission is to grow successful businesses through education and mentorship. Local counselors are ready to help you.

Small Business Counseling (SBDC)

Co-located with the EDC, the SPSCC SBDC is the resource for established businesses to get expert business advising, management training and market research.

Info About Business Regulations

Find information about business and tax regulations unique to Washington State and Thurston County.

Center for Business and Innovation

A one-stop resource, the CB&I offers a suite of services for people looking to start a business, brand new business owners, and even seasoned business owners. Staff and counselors of the CB&I work with individual business owners to determine what types of services will benefit them.

Impact Washington

Impact Washington is an EDC resource partner providing business process improvement training and growth consulting services.

Olympia Downtown Outreach Interview Form

The purpose of this outreach effort is to better understand the characteristics of businesses located in Downtown and to gather information that will help guide future planning activities.


The Thurston EDC has a strong commitment to support service members as they transition out of the military and into the local civilian workforce. We have several programs that provide entrepreneurial support and skills training to soldiers while they are in the process of transitioning.