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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

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
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