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December 2019

Newsletter – October 2019

2019-12-05T16:59:30-08:00December 5, 2019|

Lewis County had the opportunity to host a nationally recognized site selector.   Business recruitment and retention efforts are showing promise as business in the area is expanding. South Sound Business magazine provides insights and examples of growth and expansion occurring throughout Lewis County. The EDC General Membership Meeting hosted Senator John Braun with his [...]

December 2019

Newsletter – September 2019

2019-12-05T16:55:24-08:00December 5, 2019|

Lewis County has shown promise in the area of entrepreneurship and development of programs supporting up and coming businesses. Chehalis Co-Works and Smart Tank continue to be successful as they grow the number of people that they serve. 4-Legz is one of the entrepreneurs that we are highlighting in this issue of the newsletter.   [...]

December 2019

Newsletter – July 2019

2019-12-05T16:53:16-08:00December 5, 2019|

We are excited to provide the community with information about internship programs that will be available to students at Centralia College. This is a great opportunity for students to explore career paths and for businesses to support the upcoming workforce our community is preparing. EDC is working with PUD in determining capacity for new and [...]

June 2019

Newsletter- June 2019

2019-12-05T16:57:03-08:00June 26, 2019|

EDC continues our efforts to retain, expand, and recruit business to Lewis County. We are pursuing several leads development needs and infrastructure planning.  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.  A healthy [...]

May 2019

Newsletter- May 2019

2019-06-04T11:33:48-07:00May 31, 2019|

New business announcements this month include TransAlta's partnership with Skookumchuck Wind Energy, a large wind turbine project. Our entrepreneurship programs continue with workshops that serve startups and small business. The Port of Chehalis moves closer to construction on a new 20,000 square foot building to serve market demand. SMART TANK Smart Tank Our most recent [...]

April 2019

Newsletter – April 2019

2019-05-07T15:37:15-07:00April 30, 2019|

Recruitment and Business Retention & Expansion efforts have been a strong focus this last month for the EDC. There are several opportunities in the works for expansion of businesses. The common theme among businesses is the need for skilled workers as the labor market tightens. We are excited as we continue our partner with Moonshot [...]

February 2019

Centralia Coal Transition Board Supports partnership between the Centralia College Foundation and Centralia College

2019-02-28T13:33:52-08:00February 28, 2019|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: coaltransitionboards@transalta.com     Centralia Coal TransitionBoard Supports partnership between the Centralia College Foundationand Centralia College   Centralia, February 12, 2019 The Centralia Coal Transition Grants Economic & Community Development Board is pleased to announce it has approved a $1,300,000 grant to the Centralia College Foundation to construct a 12,000 square foot [...]

February 2019

Newsletter – February 2019

2019-06-04T11:35:16-07:00February 27, 2019|

Our economy continues to be strong as the logistics sector continues to grow. Existing logistics companies such as Lineage Logistics are using technology solutions to keep up with demand and we welcome UNFI the newest distribution facility in Lewis County. Other developments include our annual banquet where we were able to highlight successes accomplished over [...]

January 2019

Newsletter – January 2019

2019-02-13T16:02:58-08:00January 26, 2019|

The climate for business activities continue to be strong. Lewis EDC is experiencing a steady interest from companies considering our region. Business recruitment and expansion is moving forward with follow-up on several leads from different sectors. EDC is active in reaching out to entrepreneurs in the community for exciting upcoming activities leading up to the Smart [...]

December 2018

Newsletter- December 2018

2019-02-13T15:55:43-08:00December 29, 2018|

Lewis EDC is excited at the close of 2018 with what has been a busy and productive year. Business visits throughout the year have shown that many local businesses and organizations are looking to further expand and grow. Entrepreneurship activity continues to make its presence known throughout the community. The new year looks to be [...]