Why Thurston

Emerging opportunity

Twice in the past five years, Forbes Magazine has ranked Thurston County as one of the top ten places in the U.S. to do business. 2009’s 8th-place ranking recognizes the advantages of Thurston County relative to many other communities in cost of living, job growth, recreational and cultural opportunities and educational attainment.

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Employment & Industry Data

Thurston County offers a well-educated and diverse workforce employed in several key industries, including government, health care, transportation, logistics, and more. With the highest percentage of creative class workers in the entire state of Washington, entrepreneurial innovation thrives in the Thurston County.

Thurston County Profile

Thurston County is home to  a unique mix of urban, sururban, and rural environments. Get a feel for the diversity of our county – its people, the local municipalities, and the top-notch quality of life its residents enjoy.

New Development Projects

In this section, you will find information about recent development projects in Thurston County.

Locate a Site

If you’re looking to relocate to Thurston County, or expand your already existing business, you can find available commercial properties here.

2014 Thurston County Market Overview

Download a copy of our comprehensive Market Overview for Thurston County. This interactive report tells you everything could want to know on quality of life, demographics, and  economy for Thurston County as well as the cities of Yelm, Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater.