The next Business TuneUp Course begins September 12, 2019

The next Business TuneUp Course begins September 12, 2019 Does this sound like you? Your business has grown and you now have more work than you can handle, but also more problems to deal with. You work hard to get things under control only to have new issues develop. Your revenues have plateaued, but you…
August 19, 2019

Newest Traffic Counts Released

    Owners of many types of businesses rely on visibility from the street to help to promote their businesses. Not surprisingly, lease rates for locations with high visibility, measured by traffic counts, often command a premium over locations of similar quality, but lower traffic. To help business owners seeking a new location to determine…
April 4, 2019

Lacey’s Largest Employers

Who are the largest employers in the Lacey area?  The best answer comes from information that was recently updated by the Thurston Economic Development Council: the list of the largest employers in Thurston County. Not surprisingly, given Thurston County being the site of the state capital, state government makes up the single largest employer with…
December 21, 2018

Lacey Vacancy Rates Continue to Decline

    Lacey Vacancy Rates Continue to Decline Vacancy Rates 2Q 2018 2Q 2017 Change Type Vacancy Rate Vacancy Rate Vacancy Rate Industrial 1.6% 5.8% -4.2% Office 4.9% 9.0% -4.1% Retail 3.0% 3.8% -0.9% Total 2.9% 6.2% -3.3%   Year-over-year comparisons of Lacey’s industrial, office, and retail space show that vacancy rates continue to decline.…
August 3, 2018

Lacey’s Market Area Continues to Grow

  According to the recent update of demographic information on the City of Lacey’s stand-alone economic development website,, Lacey’s market area continues to grow. Many businesses prefer to look at the “drive-time” it takes customers to reach their businesses, rather than the actual distance traveled. The 30-minute drive time is especially popular, so the…
June 25, 2018

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