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AGENDA ITEM NO. 8a <br />MEETING DATE: February 5, 2019 <br />TO: City Council <br /> <br />FROM: John Doan, City Administrator <br /> <br />SUBJECT: Thurston County Economic Development Council Service Provider <br />Agreement Renewal <br />1) Attachments: <br />A. Second Amendment to Service Provider Agreement for Economic <br />Development Services <br />B. First Amendment to Service Provider Agreement for Economic <br />Development Services <br />C. City of Tumwater Service Provider Agreement Economic Development <br />Services <br />2) Recommended Action: <br />Authorize the Mayor to sign the Second Amendment to Service Provider <br />Agreement with Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) for certain <br />economic development initiatives and services through 2020. <br />3) Background: <br />Thurston EDC is the regional economic development organization. Through a <br />Service Provider Agreement, Tumwater funds both regional economic <br />development activities, such as the Economic Development Alliance and the <br />Confidence Index, and also supports Tumwater-specific work that has <br />included staffing the Innovation Partnership Zone, participation in business - <br />specific recruiting and retention, involvement in the Craft Brewing and <br />Distilling Center, and convening the Mottman business group. The proposed <br />agreement renewal for 2019-2020 is updated to reflect the more mature <br />status of the craft brewing and distilling projects, the active status of the City <br />Economic Development Plan Update, and the decreasing desire to participate <br />in the ICSC Retail Conference. Staff has found the EDC to be a reliable <br />partner in economic development activities. <br />Michael Cade, EDC Executive Director, will be present at the meeting and <br />can speak to the partnership with the City. <br />