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Lawmakers hear from Olympia downtown merchants, other Main Street members

A few Olympia Downtown Association members including board member Jeffrey Trinin made their way to the Capitol Wednesday, part of a coalition of certified Main Street communities from around the state that advocate for and promote their local business districts. The local group, led by ODA’s executive director, Connie Lorenz, had displays in a large Senate meeting room that told the story of their communities.

Olympia is one of 13 nationally-certified communities in Washington, and the groups collectively claim to have created 12,665 new jobs since 1991. All told, Lorenz said there are 27 programs certified at

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