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Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo

Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo 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.   Keynote speaker Dr. Bill…
November 6, 2017

State Program Assists Businesses

The Pollution Liability Insurance Agency (PLIA) provides an effective and efficient government funding model that helps owners and operators meet financial responsibility and environmental cleanup requirements for underground storage tanks. PLIA is also responsible for: Verifying the validity of required declarations of financial responsibility. Providing advice and technical assistance, cleanup requirements, and related matters to…
October 24, 2017

Build the talent pipelines you need

Are you having a challenging time finding the skilled talent your business needs? Interested in sharing best practices or learning how you can influence and build the talent pipelines you need? Join the Thurston Economic Development Council and the Pathway to Prosperity Planning Partners October 12th from 9am-1pm at the Pathways to Prosperity Conference to…
October 3, 2017

Grow Your Business Internationally

  The US Small Business Administration (SBA), in partnership with the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT), will be presenting a FREE half-day Workshop specifically for entrepreneurs and small business owners. At the workshop, you will be able to discover the tools and resources to get your products overseas, learn about shipping & logistics, and grow…
August 10, 2017

Rights & Protections for Small Businesses and Small Business Owners

In an effort to develop rights and protections for small businesses and small business owners, the Washington State House of Representatives, and State Senate both passed, and the Governor signed, legislation relating to licensing and regulatory requirements. The legislation identifies how those rights and protections are communicated to the business owner either prior to, or…
May 15, 2017

Learn How to Start a Food Truck Business–May 18, 2017

Food Trucks Food trucks have been growing in popularity in the northwest and throughout the country.  They are a way for entrepreneurs to launch a successful food business without all of the extensive start-up costs associated with a conventional restaurant.  They have created opportunities for entrepreneurs that didn’t exist before, and in the process provided…
April 21, 2017

Scale-up

Accelerate your company’s growth! Now’s the time to apply for ScaleUp, a program designed to accelerate companies to significant growth and expansion.  Presented by the Thurston EDC Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) and funded through a contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration, participation is completely FREE. ScaleUp is designed for companies in all…
March 30, 2017

Tune-up Your Business

The City of Lacey’s economic development partner, the Thurston Economic Development Council and the Center for Business and Innovation will be offering Tune-up Your Business, an new eight-week program for existing businesses.  The group meets every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Lacey Campus of South Puget Sound Community College–4220 6th Ave.,…
January 20, 2017

Food Trucks

Food trucks have been growing in popularity in the northwest and throughout the country.  They are a way for entrepreneurs to launch a successful food business without all of the extensive start-up costs associated with a conventional restaurant.  They have created opportunities for entrepreneurs that didn’t exist before, and in the process provided new unique…
December 29, 2016
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