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Thurston EDC is the statewide main center, serving Chelan, Grays Harbor, Kittitas, Lewis, San Juan, Thurston, Pacific, and Wakiakhum Counties

4220 6th Ave
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: (360) 754-6320
Fax: (360) 407-3980

Request an appointment with  Kate Hoy or Dale Colbert!


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   Tiffany Scroggs

About Tiffany Scroggs – Washington PTAC Program Director
(Connect with Tiffany on LinkedIn)

Direct Line: 360-464-6041 |

Tiffany Scroggs is Program Director for the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center, known as PTAC.  PTAC is a program of the Thurston Economic Development Council that provides no-cost technical assistance to businesses across the state on how to succeed in the government marketplace.  Her mission is to increase the number of government contracts that are awarded to Washington State firms.

Tiffany is a certified government contracting assistance counselor by the Association of PTAC’s and has obtained Federal Contractor Certification and Veteran Assistance Program Certification to assist Veteran Owned Businesses. Tiffany has BA in Communication from Western Washington University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from The Evergreen State College.  Tiffany has worked with the small business community since moving to Olympia in 2003 and is an active Rotarian.


About Kate Hoy – Government Contracting Assistance Specialist

(Connect with Kate on LinkedIn)

Direct Line: 360-464-6042 |

Kate has an extensive background working with small business owners and assisting them with preparing to enter the Government contracting world. She joined Washington PTAC in January 2017 and relocated from Arizona where she worked for Arizona PTAC. Kate owned her own consulting firm where she helped business owners locate and respond to government solicitations (including SOQ’s, RFPs/RFQ’s and RFI’s), She also helped business owners developed and maintained a bid match profile,  websites and marketing messages. She is an excellent presenter and looks forward to hosting in person workshops and on-line training in Washington State. Kate’s Tip for Success:  In the end, Government Contracting is competition based. To best succeed, a small business will want to know the game, know the competition, and above all have an established, quality service or product to offer the government.  There are no short cuts!  It is a long term commitment that begins with research and creating a business plan that includes Government Contracting.


      Dale Colbert

About Dale Colbert – Government Contracting Assistance Specialist

Direct Line: 360-464-6044 |

Dale has a broad background in working with small business, purchasing and contracting. Early in his career, he was a corporate buyer in the retail industry, serving over 200 stores in 11 western states. He purchased both domestic and imported goods in purchasing posts he held with a number of firms. He worked as an embedded consultant in several small businesses and has an outstanding record of profitability.

More recently Dale was a manager of centralized purchasing for the State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services. Now retired from state service, Dale joined the Thurston EDC team in May 2015. Today Dale is enjoying this new post where works with local businesses and local resource partners. Dale has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington in Ecology and Economics. He holds lifetime CPPB and CPPO public purchasing certifications.



     George Sharp

About George Sharp – PTAC Program Coordinator
(Connect with George on LinkedIn)

Direct Line: 360-464-6043 |

George joined the Thurston EDC in February  2016 as the Veterans Microenterprise Program Outreach coordinator. He became PTAC Program Coordinator in January 2017. He serves as the point person for database management to ensure proper reporting for the program. He helps respond to general client inquiries, can help clients navigate the System for Award Management (SAM). If you wish to request PTAC in a speaking engagement, in event promotion or partnership agreements, or to get your content added to our calendar or blog, please contact George. George has a BA in Business Administration from Washington State University. George has worked throughout the state when he was the Education and Training Coordinator for the Washington State Department of Commerce.

About the Thurston Economic Development Council

The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is a private non-profit organization, governed by a 24 member Board of Directors.  As the lead economic development organization in Thurston County our mission is to create a vital and sustainable economy throughout the county and region that supports the livelihood and values of our residents. We do this by:

  • Connecting local businesses with experts and resources that help them remain competitive,
  • Creating and delivering strategic messages that attract new investment to our community
  • Working with our community partners to enhance our collective prosperity and encourage our economic future
  • Participating regionally to ensure that Thurston County plays an appropriate role on the regional economic stage.

Client Testimonials About Thurston County Economic Development Council:

“The PTAC workshop I attended was extremely beneficial. Mr Wertz did an excellent presentation. I have a better understanding of how procurement of contracts works, and also understand our firm was in a position to offer subcontracting work.”
“[The PTAC Counselor] spent a lot of time assisting me reviewing our company profile set up on SAM, giving me insight into how to search on FBO for firms that we are seeking for dealerships, and extending the offer to help in any way else…PTAC took me to the next level. Thanks to all the staff for sharing your expertise and getting us off to a good start!
Rhonda DeVito, HydroFLOW USA, Redmond, WA
“Every contact with PTAC employees has been a positive one. They get right in there and help me do things that would take me so much more time if I had to find it for myself.”
Pat Ryan, American Veteran Contracting Corp, Lacey, WA
“… PTAC helped me to land my first federal contract in 2014. They are always available to provide advice and support for our business marketing efforts for federal contracts.”
Arny Davis, Ditch Maintenance Services, Chehalis, WA
“I received valuable support and information from the PTAC at Thurston Economic Development Council when I started my business and sought (and won!) a government contract. This is a truly worthwhile program. Thank you for your services!”
Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck, Levy-Peck Consulting, LLC, Yelm, WA