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A Letter from our Board Chair: Paul Read

Last week, GSI celebrated at its annual meeting under the very appropriate theme of “The Power of We.” I can’t stress enough how important that notion is to our community right now, as we begin the hard work of emerging … Read more

2021 State Legislative Session Update

Monday, February 22 serves as the fiscal committee cutoff for all bills introduced this session. What does this mean? Hundreds of bills were either amended to pass out of the fiscal committee or they will no longer proceed (unless they … Read more

Child Care Help Checklist for Employers

You can’t go very far these days without hearing about the national and local child care crisis that existed prior to COVID and continues even more so today.  GSI would like to help employers help their employees combat this challenging … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. To Our Members

A number of new words and phrases were introduced into our vernacular in 2020: PPE, social distancing, mask-up, virtual everything, Zoom (as a noun, adjective, verb and adverb!), “You’re on mute,” CARES Act, and Spread Kindness. Along with new words … Read more

GSI on Regional Levy Outcomes

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), understands the important, symbiotic relationship between a healthy economy and well-educated students, who become our future workforce. “We are proud of our community for investing in our region’s students,” said GSI CEO Alisha … Read more

High School Internships Needed in Bio-Industries

By Katrina Rogers Health and Life Sciences has long been a core industry in Spokane. Existing companies in health care, health IT, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics employ 47,450 people in the region, and the sector is rapidly growing. Career … Read more

Local Healthcare Leaders Support Our Schools

By Elaine Couture and David O’Brien On Tuesday, voters will be asked to vote on school district levies across Spokane County. These replacement levies come before voters every three years to replace expiring levies and maintain important services at our … Read more

Economic Forecast Recap

Another Economic Forecast is in the books – Pandemic, Response, Re-do. It’s an event we look forward to each year that helps us plan for what’s coming next. Thanks again to economists Dr. John Mitchell, Dr Grant Forsyth, Dr. Vange … Read more

GSI Statement on COVID-19 Restrictions

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – The CEO and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), Spokane County’s Associate Development Organization (ADO), issued the following statement on new restrictions announced today by Governor Inslee on Washington citizens and businesses: … Read more

Spokane County Allocates $10.8 Million for Local Hospitality Industry

(Spokane County, WA)– This morning, the Spokane Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the allocation of up to $10.8 million of CARES Act funding for a grant program to support local accommodation, food services, arts, entertainment and recreation industries. The … Read more