March 2020 Forum - State of the City
Speaker: Lacey City Manager, Scott Spence
Lacey is a rapidly growing community, with a 30-minute drive-time market presence exceeding 425,000 diverse and friendly people, located on the Interstate-5 corridor between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington and immediately east of the Washington state capital of Olympia.
Communities are made up of people, and the people of Lacey are educated, highly skilled, entrepreneurial, welcoming, and drawn here by the value equation of the area: high quality of life, with a surprisingly low cost of living.
One of the factors that really sets Lacey apart is its approach to businesses and business people. The staff at the City of Lacey take a customer-friendly and customer-focused approach to decision making that is positive and pro-active, ensuring a result that is clear, predictable, fast, and efficient.
Lacey has quality sites available and a streamlined development process. There are hundreds of acres of competitively-priced, fully-served light-industrial and prime-commercial land is available for development within the City, much of it with easy Interstate-5 access. Lacey’s development process is customer-friendly, customer-focused, clear, predictable, fast, and efficient.
Lacey collaborates effectively with numerous economic development community partners to ensure that the services that entrepreneurs and businesses need are available. An example of this is the City’s work with the Thurston Economic Development Council and South Puget Sound Community College to open the new Center for Business & Innovation, located on the College’s new Lacey campus. The Center is designed to bolster the success of new entrepreneurs and support key industries in our region.
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