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 [...]

May 2016

Newsletter – May 2016

May 28, 2016|

The temperature of our market continues to warm up as we see industrial vacancies at a nearly 15 year low. Long term, there is a lot to be optimistic about. There is increased interest in new construction of office space, turnover of commercial properties, and interest from distribution.   Marketing Benaroya Company: EDC had the [...]

April 2016

Newsletter – April 2016

April 26, 2016|

EDC is seeing increased interest in industrial real-estate as buildings become leased out. Real estate occupancy is hitting nearly 100%. Our economic development planning consultant TIP Strategies had a successful kickoff. Overall we are seeing interest from the manufacturing, distribution, and the transportation sectors. WHATS HAPPENING TIP Strategies EDC and TIP completed three days of [...]

March 2016

Newsletter – March 2016

March 25, 2016|

The following highlights some of the EDC's recent accomplishments. In summation, we met with a company out of state about relocating to our community, we visited several local manufacturers, and we held our organization’s annual banquet. In addition we generated leads at the MD&M/Plastec trade show in Anaheim. We have a sense that there are [...]

February 2016

Newsletter – February 2016

February 28, 2016|

In 2016, we are positioning the community for future job development and business investment opportunities. We continue to follow up on prospective business leads. EDC is engaged in local transportation planning activities that will support future industrial growth. Our organization continues to support Benaroya's effort to develop in the Winlock area. During this Legislative session [...]