Rainier is growing as a suburban rural community. The community has a variety of business, including a grocery store, laundromat, beauty shops, drive-in restaurants, massage and chiropractic services, automotive repair shops, tire and lube, barber shop, dirt works, cookie shop, minimart gas stations and espresso stands. There are also several in-home businesses and day care facilities. A large percent of the population commutes to nearby Olympia and Tacoma. The primary employers in our area are the Rainier School District, Rainier Market, and the City of Rainier.