Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) is the Spokane region's Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization. GSI has worked to build a strong economy since 1881. We represent 1,200+ businesses and organizations employing more than 100,000 individuals who live, work and do business in the greater-Spokane region.
GSI works to create something greater for the Spokane region by connecting businesses to valuable relationships and resources, driving initiatives to improve our region, and advocating for business with a unified voice.
We align with the local business community and partners throughout the region in support of a healthy and vibrant environment in which to live, work and do business. We do this by concentrating on the the key areas of economic development, small business, education and workforce, and public policy.
Creating more jobs through expansions and relocations means more people working and more dollars circulating through the community. In the last five years, we've assisted in the relocation, expansion or retention of almost 50 businesses -- right here in our region. This economic development work accounted for more than 3,540 new direct jobs and over $900 million in annual economic impact.
Education and Workforce
Our focus in this area helps ensure that when it comes time for you to hire, you'll find individuals who possess the educational background you need to be successful. GSI is dedicated to improving the education attainment of our region by increasing the proportion of residents in Spokane County with high-quality degrees, certificates or other credentials from 40% to 60% by 2025.
GSI advocates on your behalf, lowering your cost of doing business and bringing more dollars into the community. Each new job means more money that will be spent right here in our community. Since its formation in 2007, GSI's advocacy efforts have resulted in over $900 million in funding for local projects and initiatives that better our region.
GSI believes in the power of small business: 75% of our membership is represented by businesses with 50 or fewer employees; 40% have 10 or fewer. Through more than 100 events each year, GSI creates visibility options for your business, connects you to experts and decision makers, and drives more business to your business.