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Lacey City Council Seeks Planning Commission Member

The Lacey City Council is currently recruiting for one vacancy on the Planning Commission. Applicants for this vacancy must reside within the City of Lacey. The 9-member Lacey Planning Commission develops recommendations for long-range comprehensive planning goals and policies in the City of Lacey and areas outside of the city that may seek annexation. The…
February 12, 2022

And the Lacey Business Award Winner is…

The Lacey South Sound Chamber of Commerce announced seven winners of its annual business awards on Feb. 2 at the Indian Summer Golf & Country Club. “The business community has been through a lot during this pandemic and we think it’s more important than ever to show appreciation and recognition of that,” said Executive Director…
February 10, 2022

Lacey’s Business Startup Training

The City, in partnering with the Thurston Economic Development Council Center for Business and Innovation, is offering scholarships for Business Startup Training. The five-week training includes instructor-led webinars, access to online course content, one-on-one business coaching, business mentorship, and no-cost access to business plan writing software for six months. More Info 
January 18, 2022

Lacey receives Governor’s Smart Communities Award

The City of Lacey receives the 2020-21 GOVERNOR’S SMART COMMUNITIES AWARD, The City of Lacey recently received a 2020-21 Governor’s Smart Communities for their Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), Read More
October 21, 2021

Lacey MakerSpace to Receive $1M Federal Grant

Lacey MakerSpace is going to receive a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. The grant will be used to purchase technical equipment and train workers and business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell — also the chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and…
October 5, 2021

Doing Business in…Lacey

South Sound Business, Antoinette Alexander, Sept 20, 2021 – Lacey, incorporated as a city in 1966, today boasts a population of more than 50,000. Six times over the last eight years, quarterly employment growth within the city and adjacent metro area has ranked within the top 15 percent of the 325 largest U.S. metropolitan counties,…
September 21, 2021

When will the worker shortages end?

Breaking down the big US labor shortage: Crunch could partly ease this fall but much of it could take years to fix, Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, September 7, 2021 The most severe worker shortages on record largely were expected to ease this month with the reopening of schools and expiration of enhanced unemployment benefits on…
September 7, 2021

Hiring event for local warehouse employers

From the Olympia News – Thurston County WorkSource, which operates the area’s unemployment office, is the setting this Friday for what it calls the “Warehousing and Logistics Hiring Event.” The in-person event will be held outdoors from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. Friday at 1570 Irving St. SW, Tumwater. The event does not require registration;…
August 25, 2021

Thurston confirms 724 new COVID-19 cases in past week, its highest ever

The Olympian – 724 new cases include 203 reported on Aug. 4 and 92 reported on Aug. 5. However, some of those cases are as old as July 25 because they came from a data backlog from the Washington State Department of Health, according to Thurston County Public Health and Social Services. Previously, the most…
August 11, 2021
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