Accelerate your company’s growth! Now’s the time to apply for ScaleUp, a program designed to accelerate companies to significant growth and expansion.  Presented by the Thurston EDC Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) and funded through a contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration, participation is completely FREE. ScaleUp is designed for companies in all…
March 30, 2017

Tune-up Your Business

The City of Lacey’s economic development partner, the Thurston Economic Development Council and the Center for Business and Innovation will be offering Tune-up Your Business, an new eight-week program for existing businesses.  The group meets every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Lacey Campus of South Puget Sound Community College–4220 6th Ave.,…
January 20, 2017

Food Trucks

Food trucks have been growing in popularity in the northwest and throughout the country.  They are a way for entrepreneurs to launch a successful food business without all of the extensive start-up costs associated with a conventional restaurant.  They have created opportunities for entrepreneurs that didn’t exist before, and in the process provided new unique…
December 29, 2016
Exterior of a building at South Puget Sound College in Lacey

2016 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo

Highlighting the future of innovation in the five-county region The 2016 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo is an exciting one-day event focused on setting the economic stage for our region for the coming year. Presented on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA, this conference brings together regional businesses…
November 3, 2016

Emergency Preparedness

DISASTER RECOVERY TRAINING FOR BUSINESSES LACEY, WA, October 28, 2016: Business owners and managers are invited to attend a Business Resiliency Workshop on Tuesday, November 1, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) Center for Business and Innovation, 4220 6th Avenue SE in Lacey. Expert speakers will be on hand to…
October 28, 2016