October 2018

Newsletter – October 2018

2018-11-01T09:05:19+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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 [...]

June 2018

Newsletter – June 2018

2018-08-13T16:05:17+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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 [...]