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Kiantha Duncan Brings People Together, Leads Through Adversity

In the middle of a global pandemic, during the violent civic-uprising that followed the death of George Floyd, Kiantha Duncan was already steadily at work for justice for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other people of color) groups in Spokane. A … Read more

Together Stronger: Spokane Association of REALTORS® Builds Awareness for Housing Crisis

The housing crisis facing Spokane County is growing and the statistics are startling. Over the past 10 years, housing availability has decreased 94%, and Spokane County is approximately 32,000 housing units short. On top of this shortage and current data, … Read more

GSI and GSVC Convene Business Leaders to Meet with Washington Tax Structure Work Group

SPOKANE- A group of business leaders initially called together in response to the COVID pandemic has continued to meet on other topics of importance to the community. On October 13th, that group met with the Tax Structure Work Group to … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. Welcomes New Public Policy Director

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), welcomes Jake Mayson as its new Public Policy Director for the organization. Jake will serve as an organizational leader and strategist to convene and advance public policy and legislative priorities in support of economic development initiatives and … Read more

Our Story – Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

Read about our member partner Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and how they make a huge positive impact on our community in more ways than one. When most adults hear about the Girl Scouts, the name rings … Read more

The Legislature Evolved with a New Reality

Written by Pia Hallenberg The date was March 13, 2020, and Senator Andy Billig was driving home from Olympia when he got a call saying all Washington schools were going to shut down because of COVID. It was the end … Read more

The World May Be In Upheaval, But Fairchild’s Mission Never Changes

By Pia Hallenberg, Owner, Content by Pia Since 1942, Fairchild Air Force Base has been one of Spokane’s cornerstones. You don’t have to spend much time here before you notice the giant planes flying over or learn to recognize the … Read more

How A CEDS Process Can Guide a Vision That Makes Our Community Thrive

By Gary Ballew, VP, Economic Development and Jeff Marcell, Senior Partner, TIP Strategies THRIVE Spokane is the name of a new comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) being developed for the greater Spokane region. It’s a vision coordinated in collaboration with … Read more

Our Story – Kiemle Hagood

GSI member partner Kiemle Hagood has been a staple of the Spokane community for a long time, celebrating their 50-year anniversary. Starting with just a handful of employees the company, run originally by Ed Kiemle and Jerry Hagood, had a … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. Launches THRIVE Spokane

The Community is invited to engage and provide feedback to guide regional economic development vision and strategy for countywide effort (SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), in collaboration with community partners has launched THRIVE Spokane, the development of a … Read more