– “Port Invests in Thurston County’s Small Cities”
“Bucoda, Rainier, Tenino and Yelm projects get a financial boost”
“Current Port Commissioner, Bill McGregor spearheaded the Small Cities program in 2010. It has become a success marking 2017 as the eighth year projects in Thurston County’s small, incorporated cities received a boost from the Port of Olympia. Port Commission approved funding matches for economic development projects in Bucoda, Rainier, Tenino and Yelm, at $10,000 each at the April 24 Commission meeting.”
“Small cities are defined as incorporated cities within Thurston County with a population of 10,000 or less.”
“Here is how the cities plan to use their 2017 Small Cities Program funds:
* Rainier plans to help fund the Tipsoo Loop Resurfacing project.
* Yelm plans to acquire electric vehicle charging stations; acquire and install a Bikeshare kiosk and acquire professional services for logo upgrade,” quoting Thurston Talk.