The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) provides regional services to enhance the economic fabric and vitality of Thurston County. The Thurston EDC provides a mix of programs and projects that supply entrepreneurs, small businesses, firms, and partner organizations with comprehensive and innovative services to support their growth and the strengthen diversity of the local economy. The Thurston EDC administers the Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ) that connects local brewers, distillers, and cider-makers with connections to workforce development, industry-specific training services, and research institutions to grow strong businesses and markets around craft beer, cider, and spirits. Through the Center for Business & Innovation (jointly operated with South Puget Sound Community College), local entrepreneurs are supported with services and resources to achieve their first success – or their next success.
Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I)
Celia Nightingale, Center for Business and Innovation, Director