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Giant distribution center typifies move to Thurston County for less-expensive industrial land
Home Depot Inc. has signed a purchase agreement for 44 acres in Lacey, on which it plans to build a giant warehouse and distribution center.
The 750,000-square-foot warehouse is just the latest import distribution center that Lacey and Thurston County have landed, and local officials say they expect two more giant retailers to set up similar operations there as well.
The centers mean the addition of hundreds of family-wage jobs for Thurston County, which is trying to diversify its own job base, and an increase in business for the Port of Tacoma. The projects also mark an extension of the region's …