Partnerships are key to this “Center of Excellence”
The organizational “wheel” below illustrates a concept for developing and operating the Craft Brewing & Distilling Center. The concept relies on a diverse team of cooperating partners that bring their resources and needs to the center. The provenance and history of the Tumwater brewing site united with the stability of partnerships will create a strong enterprise. The new Craft Brewing & Distilling Center can leverage all of this potential into a regional workforce, agricultural, and an industrial gathering place. Many potential partners have contributed to the evolution of the Center concept, including South Puget Sound Community College, the WSU Food Science Department, Thurston Economic Development Council, the Port of Olympia, and Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board.