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File #: 21-0207    Version: 1
Type: discussion Status: Filed
File created: 2/18/2021 In control: General Government Committee
Agenda date: 2/24/2021 Final action: 2/24/2021
Title: Economic Development Update


Economic Development Update


Recommended Action

Committee Recommendation:

Not referred to a committee.


City Manager Recommendation:

Receive a presentation on City of Olympia economic development activity.  Briefing only; No action requested




Whether to receive a briefing on economic development activity.


Staff Contact:

Mike Reid, Economic Development Director, 360.753.8591



Mike Reid, Economic Development Director

Megan Fiess, Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Workforce and Strategic Initiatives

David Schaffert, Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO


Background and Analysis:

The presentation will include an overview of current economic development data and efforts in Olympia with specific focus on unemployment data, labor trends, and workforce development training activities. Representatives from the Thurston Chamber of Commerce-WorkSource Business Solutions Provider will discuss active efforts in assisting displaced workers.


Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):




1.                     Receive the briefing.

2.                     Do not receive the briefing.

3.                     Receive the briefing at another time.


Financial Impact: