Economic Recovery Initiative

Information for Workers and Employers in Thurston County

The Thurston Regional Economic Recovery Task Force* is developing and coordinating a multi-faceted response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and its specific impacts to and throughout our broader Thurston County Community.

This is a difficult period for our community, and we want you to know, you’re not alone. Local partners are coming together in an effort to figure out how we can reduce impacts today and position ourselves for a quick and effective recovery in the months ahead.

We will endeavor to provide local businesses and impacted workers relevant information through this resource site and other means as events unfold. We’re working fast to bring you information as we learn about it, so please forgive any errors or omissions and be sure to share with us any resources or solutions you think could help others.

Together, we will make it through this.

* The Task Force is represented by a growing number of partners, including the City of Lacey, City of Olympia, City of Tumwater, City of Yelm, Experience Olympia & Beyond, Olympia Downtown Alliance, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, Port of Olympia, Thurston Chamber of Commerce, Thurston County, Thurston Economic Development Council and local Tribal Nations.


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Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Thurston Strong Partners Taking Steps to Help Workers and Employers

Over the last few months, Thurston Strong partners have been working to respond to and address challenges caused by COVID-19 and resulting stay-at-home order. While it is impossible to mitigate the unprecedented scale of impact our business and workers have experienced, we are doing what we can to make a dent based on data, your feedback, and available resources. The following is a partial list of response actions. Additional information on response and recovery efforts will be posted in here in the days and weeks ahead.

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Miso Celebrates 500 Donated Meals to First Responders

On April 5, Miso celebrated having delivered over 500 meals to local first responders, medical workers, and grocery workers through their Help the Heroes Campaign! Hundreds of donations have poured in from around the country to support their effort. With 900 more meals planned, Miso plans to continue the program as long as needed.

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Three Magnets Donates Meals to People in Need

On Friday, April 3, Three Magnets Brewing Co. Pubhouse and Catering prepped and delivered 100 boxed meals for the Interfaith Works Homeless Services Program. Donated meals can be added to any online order. Three Magnets is helping to keep our most vulnerable community members fed and keeping jobs within our community at the same time.

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