Developer doubles down on Lacey, buys 5 more office buildings in city’s Midtown

By Rolf Boone July 07, 2021 05:30 AM, The Olympian Over the past decade, Kirkland developer MJR Development has acquired office buildings and land near Lacey’s Huntamer Park, infusing what was once a largely vacant and inactive area with new tenants and projects that it calls The Hub. And the company has done it again,…
July 9, 2021

City of Lacey Selects New Police Chief

On June 24th, Lacey City Manager Scott Spence announced that Robert “Bob” Almada accepted the City’s offer to serve as Lacey’s next Police Chief. The announcement follows a nationwide search and comprehensive selection process done with Public Sector Search & Consulting. Almada will be the eighth Chief in the department’s 54-year history and will serve…
June 28, 2021

Jobs, Jobs and more Jobs

Lacey-based warehouses and fulfillment centers are hiring. Located in the Northeast of Lacey location, companies like Uline, Harbor Wholesale, Target, and others are hiring multiple positions to meet the growing business demands. The salary for these positions ranging from $18 per hour to $25 per hour, many with a signing bonus or end-of-year bonus. For…
June 23, 2021

Washington on target for reopening June 30

Washington state will reopen on June 30 or earlier, Gov. Jay Inslee confirmed at a media briefing on Wednesday afternoon (06/09/2021). Limits on capacity will be lifted for all businesses, except for large indoor event venues. Venues that can accommodate 10,000 or more people will continue to be restricted to 75% capacity as a precaution…
June 10, 2021

SPSCC Economic Impact Report

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is making a $930 million mark on the economy. The college benefits local businesses by increasing consumer spending in the region and supplying a steady flow of qualified, trained workers into the workforce. It enriches the lives of students by raising their lifetime earnings and helping them achieve their…
May 25, 2021

Governor Inslee announces statewide reopening date of June 30

On May 13th, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that the state is moving toward a statewide June 30 reopening date and that all counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the Healthy WA: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan effective May 18 until June 30. Read more on this MSNBC’s article.
May 17, 2021

Lacey gives new food truck depot a warm welcome

A project led by the City of Lacey, opened up a food truck depot as an initial step toward a wider revitalization effort at the intersection between Pacific Ave SE and Lacey Blvd. SE and strategically supporting local small business entrepreneurs. Lacey is the most diverse community in Thurston County and a real strong entrepreneurial nature to…
May 7, 2021

$28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund, open on Monday, May 3, 2021

Established under the American Rescue Plan, and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides a total of $28.6 billion in direct relief funds to restaurants and other hard-hit food establishments that have experienced economic distress and significant operational losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program…
April 29, 2021

Lacey is the top Washington small city to start a business

In a recent study by WalletHub, the City of Lacey is ranked 138 out of 1,300 U.S. cities and is the top small city in Washington state to start a business.  To determine the best small cities to start a business, WalletHub compared 20 key metrics ranges from average growth in the number of small…
April 20, 2021