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 [...]

October 2018

Newsletter – October 2018

2018-11-01T09:05:19-07:00October 31, 2018|

EDC is excited about continued business and workforce growth. Centralia College and local school districts move forward with new opportunities for student future career growth. Project and grant opportunities are beginning as federal funds have been approved. The business climate in Lewis County continues to be positive.   Workforce Development Centralia College and local school districts are [...]

September 2018

Newsletter – September 2018

2018-11-01T08:56:49-07:00September 29, 2018|

EDC continues our efforts to retain, expand, and recruit business to Lewis County.  We are optimistic about our economy as we continue to see record unemployment levels. We also see projects and grant opportunities that are coming closer to becoming a reality. The business climate is optimistic as smaller entrepreneurial start-ups are making an entrance in Lewis [...]

August 2018

Newsletter – August 2018

2018-09-04T11:55:44-07:00August 30, 2018|

We look forward to future development, expansion, and recruitment . The agricultural community is thriving in Lewis County this was evident in the Lewis County Farm Bureau tour that many participated in. There is promising economic growth with companies planning expanding and new companies emerging. The annual Economic Development course took place in Ellensburg this [...]

July 2018

Newsletter – July 2018

2018-08-13T16:05:32-07:00July 31, 2018|

Our potential for business expansion continues; interest from industrial sectors looking into the area continues as well. We are excited to provide a spotlight on one of our local businesses. Nelson Design and Manufacturing is a local business that provides product to stores throughout the northwest. Our economy continues to thrive as we are headed to [...]