Together
we’re greater

It’s all about our community and creating a vibrant region that is connected, inspired and driven to succeed.

Connect
Magazine

Check out the latest edition of the
GSI Connect Magazine in partnership
with the Journal of Business.

Greater

Growth

Together, we support business expansion to create job growth for a thriving economy.

StartUp Spokane, Life Sciences Spokane, Ag Expo/Agribusiness, Military/Fairchild, Recruitment, Expansion, Retention, Infrastructure Development, PTAC (Government Contracting)

Greater

Growth

Together, we support business expansion to create job growth for a thriving economy.

StartUp Spokane, Life Sciences Spokane, Ag Expo/Agribusiness, Military/Fairchild, Recruitment, Expansion, Retention, Infrastructure Development, PTAC (Government Contracting)

Greater

Voice

Together, we have a greater voice for the future of our region.

Local Advocacy, Regulatory & Rulemaking Issues, Elected Official Connections, State & Federal Agendas, Community Funding, Olympia Fly-in, D.C. Fly-in.

Greater

Voice

Together, we have a greater voice for the future of our region.

Local Advocacy, Regulatory & Rulemaking Issues, Elected Official Connections, State & Federal Agendas, Community Funding, Olympia Fly-in, D.C. Fly-in.

Greater

Talent

Together, we build, champion and retain a talented workforce.

Career Connected Learning, Greater Minds, Business AfterSchool, Spokane STEM, Teaching the Teachers, Bonds & Levies, Professional Development.

Greater

Talent

Together, we build, champion and retain a talented workforce.

Career Connected Learning, Greater Minds, access2experience, Business AfterSchool, Spokane STEM, Teaching the Teachers, Bonds & Levies, Professional Development.

The Benefits of GSI Partnership

Joining Greater Spokane Inc. will put you in touch with new potential customers and clients, drive down business costs, provide practical business training for you and your staff and increase your visibility in the community.

What you get for your investment:

Interested in joining GSI?

Find out more about joining an alliance of businesses that are dedicated to the health of the Spokane region. When the economy does well, you do well. Together we’re greater.

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"GSI has helped us in more ways than we ever thought possible. I greatly appreciate how they represent businesses in our area and help our community grow."

- Amit Makadia, Owner of Blink Eye Care
Chandima Bandaranayaka

"We are developing a platform for biomedical applications using our innovative technology (PBSTM) and complementing technologies from advanced optics to AI/ML. We are proud to join ~1,600 other life science companies and be part of the health care-centered 2030 vision for Spokane. The funding support we received from GSI along with their community leadership with the Life Sciences Spokane initiative broadens our chances of success in this journey."

- Chandima Bandaranayaka, CEO, Photon Biosciences
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"SP3NW appreciates the influential regional life science industry leadership that GSI continues to demonstrate. From the early talks of Vision 2030 to the founding of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine to supporting SP3NW's life science incubator efforts and championing Evergreen Bio, GSI is at the forefront of exciting and sustainable economic and industry development."

- Michaele J. Armstrong, Associate Director, SP3NW
staci_testimonial

"So much of my business growth has come from GSI. As a sole practitioner, I need access to clients and continued education and GSI offers the highest level and quality of both."

- Staci Clary, Owner of Hold On Now
Rich O'Reilly

“Attending B2B, JumpStart, and social events have given us opportunities to learn valuable lessons about operating a small business here in Spokane. A welcoming environment, coupled with enthusiastic hosts, encourages participants to share ideas, strategies, and pitfalls to avoid. GSI provides a chance to meet successful business owners who share practical solutions to everyday challenges, networking tips, and offer genuine support.”

- Rich O'Reilly, Operations Manager, Bootstrap Bookkeeping LLC
John McCarthy

"GSI has supported medical care and the development, innovation, and maturation of medical education in Spokane and the surrounding region. They provide attention to and support of Spokane and the surrounding rural communities. GSI has served as a convener, supporter, and innovator for the medical community in its endeavor to be a leader for the region."

- John McCarthy MD, Assistant Dean Office of Rural Programs, University of Washington School of Medicine
Katrina Rogers

“GSI played a critical role in founding the Evergreen Bioscience Innovation cluster. Starting with the VISION 2030 project (now Life Sciences Spokane), Stacia Rasmussen and her colleagues engaged the community and developed a robust network and data. The cluster champions used this platform, GSI’s grant expertise, and Gary Ballew’s economic development proficiency to apply for admission to the Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program. We look forward to continuing our success with Stacia and the GSI team.”

- Katrina Rogers, President, Katrina Rogers Consulting LLC
Glenn D. Prestwich

"GSI has been a great partner for WSU in elevating the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Spokane, and in extending our reach to the entire Mountain Northwest. GSI provided needed support to sp3nw for the EDA-funded FIRE grant. GSI was sp3nw’s partner and a crucial driver for the launch of the Evergreen Bioscience Innovation Cluster, building an infrastructure for life sciences based in our region."

- Glenn D. Prestwich, President’s Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane, and Founding Director, sp3nw
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"GSI has helped identify ways to connect us to the Spokane community and provided opportunities to educate the community about TDS."

- Ed Bedell, TDS Fiber Marketing Programs
Mark Norton

"GSI embodies the collaborative spirit of the Inland Northwest when it comes to economic development. And they have been an exceptional partner with us in growing our region's brand in the aerospace industry. We are looking forward to the next chapter of working together to establish the Spokane area as a hub of innovation for the life sciences and medical device manufacturing."

- Mark Norton, Chair, Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium
Staci Nelson

"GSI has been instrumental in helping to promote the I-90 Aerospace Corridor and encourage the growth of our industry in the region. We couldn't ask for better partners in supporting the area's advanced manufacturing supply chain."

- Staci Nelson, Executive Director, Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium
Christine Varela

"Being a part of GSI’s public policy work provides opportunities to advocate on behalf of our regional priorities as well as elevate issues that are important to small businesses such as mine."

- Christine Varela, Partner, DH
Mason Burley

"GSI builds strong, collaborative partnerships to advanced regional economic priorities. As part of these efforts, GSI is developing significant relationships with networks outside this area as well. I appreciated the chance to participate in the GSI-led delegation for Spokane’s participation in the Inclusive Development Network. Even better to see this effort help launch an essential skills training pilot program for adults re-entering the workforce."

- Mason Burley, CEO, Urbanova
paulson_testimonial

"Being a part of this group has been a great benefit to me personally and professionally. Keep being involved, seek connections and build relationships with members and friends."

- Matt Paulson, Agent & Owner of The Paulson Agency
Nathan_Dikes

"I’d like to thank GSI for supporting the Health Industry Development Group and aligning business partners with educational and governmental entities. Gathering people together to solve issues and opportunities in our community helps create cohesion within our community. Just as we are excited to put COVID behind us, we can get excited in seeing each other, and providing our voice, in-person to keep the momentum going to continue our tradition of providing world-class healthcare in our community. Thank you, GSI!"

- Nathan Dikes, CEO, Sunshine Health Facilities
Jene Ray

"The ZONE at Northeast Community Center partners with GSI to offer essential skills training to residents experiencing employment gaps. GSI’s convening power and willingness to address barriers such as childcare means we can build confidence and empower talent currently sitting on the sidelines of local business and economy need. Through GSI’s willingness to listen and intercede, families are becoming self-sufficient."

- Jene Ray, Associate Director, The ZONE

Featured Business

People helping people, that’s the philosophy of GSI member partner BECU and has been since it was founded by a group of Boeing employees in 1935. In 2002, BECU became a full community credit union and opened its doors to provide services to members of the Washington State community.
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