Thurston Strong – An Economic Recovery Initiative and Resource for Workers and Employers in Thurston County

On March 26, 2020, the Thurston Regional Economic Task Force — represented by a growing number of partners, including the City of Lacey, City of Olympia, City of Tumwater, City of Yelm, Experience Olympia & Beyond, Olympia Downtown Alliance, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, Port of Olympia, Thurston County Chamber, Thurston County, Thurston Economic Development…

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Working Washington Emergency Grants Now Open to Small Businesses in Thurston County Impacted by COVID-19 Crisis

The Department of Commerce is offering a new Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant (WWSBEG) program to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Small businesses who qualify for the grant program and are located within Thurston County must go here: http://startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/covid-grants/ which will link to a Commerce page with complete instructions —  download…

Intercity Transit Moves to Advance Reservation Transit Service

Beginning Monday, April 13, Intercity Transit will temporarily transition to providing essential trips for the public using an advance reservation system consistent with Gov. Inslee’s “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” emergency order. “We are absolutely committed to serving our customers and our community throughout this crisis,” said General Manager Ann Freeman-Manzanares. “To do that in…