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Lacey’s Startup Received Grant

Five Lacey businesses each received a $100,000 grant from the Thurston County Target Zone Business Startup Grant (Startup Grant) program, an important component of the Thurston Strong Economic Response, Recovery, and Reset Plan. Read More.
October 10, 2022

Secrets of Success: 2022

South Sound Business Magazine provided a look into the success and failure of 20 individuals. You will read about the myriad wins in the lives of several prominent South Sound businesspeople, alongside testaments of failure and how they were transcended. Read More
June 7, 2022

Community Input Requested on Homelessness in Lacey

The City of Lacey’s Community Workgroup on Homelessness invites the public to participate in a second virtual open house from Friday, December 10 – Monday, December 20. Participants can visit the online open house any time during the 10-day period to provide input. Read More
December 7, 2021

New Small Business, Nonprofit and Agriculture Grant Resource Available Now

Thurston Strong (Thurston EDC) announced a new round of grant assistance for small businesses, nonprofit organizations and food system entities impacted by the COVID pandemic. Pandemic challenges persist and many independent enterprises and service organizations have been disproportionately impacted. This round of funding provides an extended bridge to sustain our entrepreneurial and employment tapestry, while…
November 18, 2021

November is Global Entrepreneurship Month

Gov. Jay Inslee this week proclaimed November Global Entrepreneurship Month in Washington, kicking off nearly 50 online webinars and on-demand training sessions throughout November to help people start new businesses and help current business owners pivot, rebuild or safely restart in the age of COVID-19. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, new business starts are up…
November 2, 2021

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

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

New Grant Funding for Childcare Providers, Nonprofits and Businesses

New Grant Funding for Childcare Providers, Nonprofits and Businesses   Thanks to a major new infusion of CARES Act funding from Thurston County, Thurston Strong is expanding the volume and range of funding support available to local organizations.  Over $7 Million in grant funding is now available through the fund categories described below.   Together…
October 14, 2020

How Businesses Will Re-Open in Washington

How Businesses Will Re-Open in Washington As the flattening of the curve of the numbers of cases of COVID-19 progresses, businesses in the State of Washington will reopen in phases.  These are the phases and the timing announced by the State of Washington.  Here is a link to information on the phases.
May 5, 2020
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