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May 2017

Newsletter – May 2017

May 31, 2017|

During this last month, we gave a site tour to a manufacturer looking to move to our area, the Port of Chehalis received funding for the biomedical manufacturer we have been working to recruit, and we began a workforce study to help improve our labor force. These accomplishments were only possible with the help of [...]

April 2017

Newsletter – April 2017

April 30, 2017|

As the end of the first quarter closes, Workforce Development and Infrastructure for Small Communities is a high priority for the EDC. We are excited about kicking off two new projects that address both of these issues. This will be a great opportunity for business and industry within Lewis County as we seek to put [...]

March 2017

Newsletter – March 2017

March 29, 2017|

This past month we held our Annual Membership Banquet at the Hotel Washington. We presented several awards to honor our members who have done the most to further economic development. In addition, our marketing manager attended an expo in Anaheim, CA and contacted companies that are looking to expand. In addition, we have been reaching [...]

February 2017

Newsletter – February 2017

February 15, 2017|

Newsletter - February 2017 Our overall economic outlook for 2017 looks promising.  There are plans for future growth and development ahead of us. Lewis County is in the running for several large projects. Our organization is ramping up to address workforce development in the coming months. The future economy depends on a skilled workforce that [...]

January 2017

Newsletter – January 2017

January 19, 2017|

Newsletter - January 2017   EDC is kicking off the new year with continued efforts to secure grant funding for workforce development. In addition, business recruitment activity is at its highest since 2004 with several companies considering expansion to Lewis County. We anticipate that 2017 will be a promising year for Lewis County with new [...]

December 2016

Newsletter – December 2016

December 30, 2016|

As the end of the year approaches the EDC is excited to be engaged in a number of activities that will lead to job creation. The opportunities in front of us for 2017 are bright. The new year will ring in new private sector investment into our community.   Marketing Industrial Commission: The Industrial Commission [...]

October 2016

Newsletter – October 2016

October 23, 2016|

We are optimistic about our community’s future as we see projects and grant opportunities that are coming closer to becoming a reality. Our efforts to develop our strategic plan continues as we will have a strategic plan completed by the end of this year. Centralia College continues efforts to grow workforce training programs and new [...]

September 2016

Newsletter – September 2016

September 27, 2016|

The forest products industry continues to be a major component of our economy and continues to have a promising future in Lewis County. EDC is getting closer to completing our strategic plan and will have a draft completed this fall. Our recruitment efforts continue to show promise as we continue to work with a number [...]

July 2016

Newsletter – July 2016

July 30, 2016|

EDC applied to a federal grant to identify workforce training needs and technical assistance for small towns developing infrastructure. We continue to be engaged with, TiP Strategies, who conducted additional interviews with community leaders and provided us with a detailed SWOT analysis. In terms of leads we have a data center that is interested in [...]

June 2016

Newsletter – June 2016

June 30, 2016|

With virtually all commercial and industrial buildings filled there are few turn-key opportunities for industrial and commercial businesses. This will lead to companies selecting sites to search for shovel ready sites. Lewis County is home to several companies that are operating successfully including Cardinal Glass and Pace Edwards.   Marketing EDC is launching a new [...]