7. Strengthening the economy of South Thurston communities

Outlook: Partly sunny, future uncertain
Bucoda, Rainier and Tenino capture only a fraction of their residents' expected retail spending while Yelm attracts spending by residents in surrounding areas. Only Bucoda has increased the fraction of it's residents expected spending in-town.
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By 2035, Bucoda, Rainier, and Tenino will capture retail sales equal to or greater than the expected spending of their residents. Yelm will continue to be a major retail hub for the surrounding areas.