– “Port Invested in Thurston County’s Small Cities”
“2016 marked the seventh year projects in Thurston County’s small, incorporated cities received a boost from the Port of Olympia. In April of 2016, the Commission approved funding matches for economic development projects in Bucoda, Rainier, Tenino and Yelm, at $10,000 each.
The intent of the Port’s Small Cities Program is to assist with projects that will contribute to local economic development. The program requires an equal cash match from the city. The Port awards the funds after the city has completed the project and submitted the required information.
Small cities are defined as incorporated cities within Thurston County with a population of 10,000 or less,” by the Port of Olympia, in ThurstonTalk.com.
– Editor’s Note:
Yelm is nearing the 10,000 population threshold to no longer be considered small, which will disqualify being a recipient of Port’s Small Cities Program.