STEDI is a recently-formed group that is committed to ensure that business owners in south Thurston County have access to resources. A number of organizations are involved, including Thurston Regional Planning Council, the Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor & Convention Bureau, local municipalities, Washington State University TeleWork program, Yelm Chamber of Commerce, Tenino Chamber of Commerce and Thurston EDC.
STEDI Meets the Third Friday of Every Month 8am-9:30am on the following rotating schedule: Rainier, Yelm, Bucoda, Rochester, Tenino
Please let George Sharp, Thurston EDC Rural Program Manager, know if you have any additions to the agenda, or if you have any events you would like shared with the STEDI team.
Our next STEDI Meeting Agenda, February 21, 2020, 8:00-9:30am; Click here Draft Agenda. Location: Mr. Doug’s Restaurant, 210 NE 103rd Ave, Yelm, WA 98597 1. Welcome- Yelm Mayor JW Foster 2. Introductions of attendees (Name/Organization) 3. City of Yelm Update- Grant Beck, Director of Community Development 4. Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce Update- Line Critchfield, Executive Director 5. Experience Olympia & Beyond Update on Thurston Bountiful Byway and Product Development, Jeff Bowe, Senior Director Tourism Product Development, 6. Thurston County Parks Department Update Bike Trail, Kerry Hibdon, Parks Manager 7. Community and Partner Updates 8. Adjourn
SAVE THE DATES - 2020 STEDI Meeting Dates and Locations March 20- Bucoda- April 17- Rochester- May 15- Tenino- June 19- Rainier- July 17- Yelm- August 21- Bucoda- September 18- Rochester- October 16- Tenino- November 20- Rainier- December 18-Yelm-
The Thurston EDC works to connect local businesses with experts and resources to help them stay competitive through its Business Resource Center – providing counseling, mentoring, and technical assistance to new and existing business owners.
The BRC hosts Mobile BRC presentations in South Thurston County once a month. Please contact us for info about upcoming events or visit the Events tab on our website to learn more.