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Able Label makes its mark with international trade

A family-run business since its inception, Able Label has made an impact throughout the world by providing blank labels for countless industries. Art and Kaleen Coffey purchased the company in 2013 from longtime owner Dick Shanks, who started Able Label … Read more

Katerra announces new plant in Spokane Valley

The Spokane area received some welcome news in late September, as Katerra announced its plans to open a 250,000-square-foot facility in Spokane Valley next year, which will employ 150 people from our region. Katerra is a technology company that specializes … Read more

Election preview: GSI and KXLY live streaming Spokane City Council candidate forums

Several races and items on the upcoming Nov. 14 ballot will make an impact on the Spokane business community. In order to aid you in making an informed decision, please consider the information below. Spokane City Council Candidate Forums We are … Read more

GSI announces staff promotion

Congratulations to Greater Spokane Incorporated staff member Jessica Kirk for her recent promotion as Director of Business Retention and Expansion. Jessica will manage all aspects of GSI’s Business retention and expansion program. Jessica has been the manager of Eastern Washington … Read more

Spokane, New Localism, and the 21st Century

Guest Article By Bruce Katz, 2017 GSI Annual Meeting Speaker and Centennial Scholar, The Brookings Institution I traveled this week to Spokane, Washington to speak at the annual gathering of Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI). It was my first visit to … Read more

GSI issues statement on Freeman High School shooting

This afternoon, Greater Spokane Incorporated issued the following statement on the tragic shooting at Freeman High School: Today we grieve with the families impacted by today’s events at Freeman High School, who are in the midst of a tragedy no one … Read more

Greater Spokane Incorporated Board of Trustees Opposes Proposition 2

Impacts of initiative could have unintended outcomes The Greater Spokane Incorporated Board of Trustees recently voted in opposition to Proposition 2, which imposes fines on the transportation of oil or coal shipments by rail.   The initiative would amend the … Read more

Spokane Relocation Feature: Steve Hauschild

2017 Relocation Guide Feature: Steve Hauschild, Market Leader/Director of Business Banking, BECU The 2017 Relocation Guide features our vibrant and innovative region, including the facts, flavor and faces of the Spokane community. Thanks to the Journal of Business for this great publication, … Read more

Hotstart succeeds in international markets

For the past 75 years, Hotstart has helped businesses heat engines throughout the U.S. working with companies like Caterpillar and Cummins. Today, Hotstart is taking on additional business by expanding into target markets overseas, which, along with increased sales opportunities, has … Read more

Greater Minds: Increasing Education Attainment by the Numbers

According to a survey of local businesses, 56 percent of employees want to earn a degree or certificate after high school. GSI provided a survey to area employers, to learn more about employee education levels, post-secondary interests and the barriers … Read more