July 2018

Newsletter – July 2018

2018-08-13T16:05:32+00:00 July 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 [...]

June 2018

Newsletter – June 2018

2018-08-13T16:05:17+00:00 June 30, 2018|

The EDC had an exciting and successful, first ever, "Smart Tank" pitch competition sponsored by Centralia College, Orin Smith Family Foundation, The Industrial Commission, Century 21 Lund, and Shelton Structures Inc. We would like to thank the community for their participation and attendance at the event. The EDC is also highlighting Pettibon Systems and Young Gun [...]

May 2018

Newsletter – May 2018

2018-08-13T16:05:05+00:00 May 29, 2018|

The EDC is working hard on several exciting new projects including the first ever "Smart Tank" pitch competition sponsored by Centralia College, Orin Smith Family Foundation, and The Industrial Commission. The EDC also welcomes Price Containers, a new wholesale distribution company, to Lewis County. We are also delighted to highlight one of the many companies that make up [...]

April 2018

Newsletter – April 2018

2018-08-13T16:04:51+00:00 April 26, 2018|

As the economic outlook is positive and promising, businesses are looking for candidates to fill many open positions as well as new positions available. The EDC is continuing to prepare for the first ever "Smart Tank" pitch competition sponsored by Centralia College and the Orin Smith Family Foundation.   Upcoming Events On June 8th and [...]

March 2018

Newsletter – March 2018

2018-05-08T19:13:21+00:00 March 30, 2018|

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 to partner with Moonshot to host "Smart [...]

February 2018

Newsletter – February 2018

2018-05-08T19:13:21+00:00 February 27, 2018|

The EDC is excited about the opportunity that we have to play a role in career technical education, internships to help people start their careers, and continued expansion of local industrial businesses. The Annual Banquet in February provided an opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of last year and the opportunities ahead of us.   Annual [...]

January 2018

Newsletter – January 2018

2018-05-08T19:13:21+00:00 January 23, 2018|

The EDC is starting off 2018 with a lot of activity. The EDC’s consultant, TIP Strategies, completed a workforce demand study that conclusively found areas where there is opportunity for workforce training in manufacturing, healthcare, and other sectors. Unemployment remains low; it has not been this low in over 30 years. As the labor force [...]

December 2017

November/December Newsletter

2018-05-08T19:13:21+00:00 December 2, 2017|

As we near the end of the year there are several positive economic indicators that we can all be thankful for. Our unemployment rate has dropped to 5.4%, an all-time low. It has not been this low in over 30 years. For those seeking employment, there is work available. Looking ahead to 2018 there is [...]

October 2017

Newsletter – October 2017

2018-05-08T19:13:22+00:00 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

2018-05-08T19:13:22+00:00 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 [...]