STEDI/Agriculture in Thurston County


The South Thurston Economic Development Initiative (STEDI) is a recently-formed group that is committed to ensure that business owners in south Thurston County have access to resources. A number of organizations are involved, including:

  • Thurston Regional Planning Council
  • Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau
  • City of Yelm
  • City of Rainier
  • City of Tenino
  • City of Bucoda
  • Washington State University TeleWork program
  • Yelm Chamber of Commerce
  • Tenino Chamber of Commerce
  • Rochester/Grand Mound Chamber of Commerce
  • Thurston EDC

The Thurston EDC works to connect local businesses with experts and resources to help them stay competitive through its Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) – providing counseling, mentoring, and technical assistance to new and existing business owners.

The CB&I hosts Mobile CB&I presentations in South Thurston County once a month. Please contact us for info about upcoming events or visit the Events tab on our website to learn more.

South Thurston County Calendars with upcoming events can be found at the following links:







Thurston Economic Development Council

4220 6th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503