The Thurston Economic Development Council, together with the City of Lacey and Saint Martin’s University, is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Lacey MakerSpace.
The Lacey MakerSpace (LMS) is a community workshop and space that provides access to fabrication tools and learning, allowing makers to design, collaborate and produce creative projects. Through hands-on training combining the latest computerized fabrication machines and traditional tools, LMS makers have the opportunity to gain skills in 3D design, laser cutting & engraving, CNC machines, woodworking, and more. This mingling of talented makers and inquisitive patrons across a spectrum of materials and interests inspires exploration, blending the practical and artistic to take their innovative ideas from conception to reality.
The Grand Opening is an opportunity for community members to take guided tours of the space and see live demonstrations of the equipment. Hosts will offer do-it-yourself personalized creations, as well as raffles, door prizes, booths from local partners and discounts for future memberships and classes. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided by Bon Appetite.
WHO: Lacey MakerSpace
WHAT: Grand Opening
WHEN: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: 16 Baran Drive Southeast, Lacey, WA 98503
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Joseph Anderson, Lacey MakerSpace Director
About the Thurston Economic Development Council and Center for Business & Innovation:
The Thurston Economic Development Council has been supporting a strong economy in Thurston County since 1982 with a mission to create a dynamic and sustainable economy that supports the values of the people who live and work in Thurston County. At the foundation of the work we do are three main principles: recruit, retain, and expand.
We work to maintain the health of local businesses by offering technical assistance, and providing advocacy on their behalf. We present market opportunities to Thurston County employers, providing support for them to expand their operations. We actively attract investment and employment opportunities into our region through outreach, promotion and trade missions.
Support for the Lacey MakerSpace:
Founded by the Thurston Economic Development Council, the City of Lacey, and Saint Martin’s University, the Lacey MakerSpace plays a vital role in local economic development by allowing makers and entrepreneurs access to tools and training to develop prototypes and refine products.
Additional financial and in-kind support comes from:
Port of Olympia
Perry & Sue Shea Family
South Puget Sound Community College
Nisqually Indian Tribe
Capitol Heating & Cooling