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October 2017

Newsletter – October 2017

October 31, 2017|

We are experiencing great opportunities for small business as the economy continues to grow. A number of our companies are finding opportunities to thrive in the current economic environment. Lewis County is home to diverse sectors from powdered milk production to semi-truck parts manufacturing. There continues to be unique products and services being made in [...]

September 2017

Newsletter – September 2017

September 25, 2017|

EDC is engaging in activities that will build our workforce and infrastructure to position our community for job creation. Funding from the Economic Development Administration has provided the EDC with opportunities to make it possible to plan for infrastructure in communities such as Packwood and Toledo. This work will lead Lewis County to be a [...]

August 2017

Newsletter – August 2017

August 26, 2017|

Newsletter The EDC is optimistic about our future economic prospects. From buildings going up to new companies moving in, the completion of the Legislative Session, streetscapes, planning in Packwood, we are making steps in the right direction. To use a baseball analogy, we are “hitting singles”. We are confident that the ground work that we [...]

July 2017

Newsletter – July 2017

July 28, 2017|

Newsletter This last month has been very productive: employment is at an historical low, businesses are expanding and the EDC is working with public and private partners to ensure that we have successful entrepreneurs and a trained workforce. We look forward to a successful August of greater growth for our community. Community: Workforce Development: In [...]

June 2017

Newsletter – June 2017

June 14, 2017|

Newsletter A healthy community requires good infrastructure and thriving small businesses. Our economy of goods producers particularly manufacturers are small business. This edition of our newsletter highlights two small businesses that manufacture stationary products and sheep cheese. There is opportunity to grow in these niche markets and there are many other businesses that are doing [...]

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 [...]