Kaylee Purcell. Courtesy Thurston EDC.

The Thurston Economic Development Council has named Kaylee Purcell director of the Center for Business and Innovation.

Over the past 10 years, Purcell has worked with dozens of teams and businesses helping them achieve results in areas they’ve historically struggled in. Purcell has held many leadership roles in the community, working with the Small Business Development Center and EDC and utilizing the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, as well as additional training programs.

“I’m passionate about community partners accessing the systems and processes in place to help set a culture of care,” stated Purcell. “Programs like the new Lacey MakerSpace, ThInk, and Scale Up, to name a few, will help grow and cultivate a sustainable and vibrant economy for Thurston County.”