Thurston EDC Center for Business & Innovation

Our entrepreneur ecosystem contains over a dozen no cost programs to help you plan and grow your business.


The Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) operates with a no wrong door approach to building and supporting a regional ecosystem for entrepreneurs, startups, micro businesses, and businesses interested in growth. The CB&I has strategically developed over a dozen programs tailored to meet the needs of entrepreneurs in any stage of their business journey. Clientele have access to variety of resource delivery methods including one-on-one coaching and advising, online courses, webinar training courses, and direct technical support. Entrepreneurs are guided to the appropriate resources for their stage in business through our entrepreneur portal or business resource hotline. Resources include webinar and online courses on starting a business, writing business plans, accounting for startups, marketing for startups and structuring and licensing your startup. Additionally the CB&I has courses for growing your business, a local investment network, monthly networking webinars for businesses, and more.

Services offered by this organization are listed below. This provider specializes in the areas listed in bold.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Cash Flow/Financial Planning (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Grow Your Number of Customers (Specialty)
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Market Plan Development (Specialty)
  • Market Research
  • Microenterprise Development Organization (MDO)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting Services
  • Bookkeeping /Tracking Expenses and Income
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow (Specialty)
  • Government Funding (Specialty)
  • Local Investment Network (Specialty)

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Intellectual Property

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Health and Safety Training

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising
  • Branding (Specialty)
  • Competitive Analysis (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training (Specialty)
  • Social Media Consulting


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)

Nonprofit Development

  • Nonprofit Formation/Status


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space (Specialty)
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Site Location
  • Business Technical Assistance (Specialty)
  • Business Training (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • E-Commerce (Specialty)
  • Website Development (Specialty)


  • Business Management Training (Specialty)
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Business Competitions/Pitch Events/Hackathon/Startup Week or Weekends (Specialty)
  • Local Investment Networks (Specialty)
  • Meet-ups/Social Events (Specialty)
Contact Information
Referral Contact
4220 6th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503