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2022 Spring Career Connected Learning Workshops Open for Registration

GSI is partnering with businesses around the region to present the 2022 Spring line-up of career-connected learning events for local students and educators. The two event series’ Business AfterSchool and Teaching the Teachers provides experiences for teachers and students to … Read more

Commerce announces grant to support expansion of clean tech startup with a mission of decarbonizing buildings

CarbonQuest hopes expansion will create more than 100 jobs over time in the City of Spokane Valley OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington Department of Commerce today announced a $350,000 grant to support expansion of an innovative clean tech company that … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. Welcomes New Events & Program Manager

Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), welcomes Leona Perry to the organization as its new Events & Program Manager. Leona develops and manages GSI events and program activities to provide quality experiences for its member partners and the greater community. Leona grew … Read more

A Portfolio Diversification Argument for Social Inclusion

By Dr. Vange Hochheimer, Associate Professor of Economics, Whitworth University, President & CEO, Grand Fir Analytics, LLC As a financial economist, I teach my students about the business case for closing the education opportunity gap and striving for a diverse … Read more

WA STEM Teams Up with Bank of America to Strengthen STEM Career Pathways for Underrepresented Students

Statewide nonprofit, Washington STEM, announces today that it is teaming up with Bank of America (BofA) to increase access to STEM skills and pathways to postsecondary credentials for students in the Spokane region and across Washington state. Washington’s students need … Read more

Property Management Took on New Dimensions During COVID

Continuing shifts in office space vacancies create more unknowns and opportunities By Pia Hallenberg, Content by Pia If overseeing property management for 2.5 million square feet of medical facilities during a global pandemic ever kept Gordon Hester, President and CEO … Read more

Our Story – HUB Sports Center

GSI Member Partner Hub Sports Center was created in 2007, re-opening a shuttered facility with the goal of providing events that would have a positive impact on youth and the community. Fast forward 14 years and they’ve done just that, … Read more

Trials and Tribulations of a Booming Real Estate Market

Article By: Pia Hallenberg, featuring Eric JohnsonOwner, Content by Pia It is not just the summer weather that has been unseasonably hot – the Spokane real estate market followed right along. Homes stayed on the market for just a few … Read more

Innovation Gives Opportunities to Build on Smart and Resilient Kids

By Kimberly Taylor, Engineering and Robotics Teacher, Sacajawea Middle School and Seattle University When I stand in my classroom gazing at all the eyes looking at me, I have come to an unyielding realization. Our kids are the answer to … Read more

24th Annual Economic Forecast: The Great Realignment – New Preferences and Old Worries

Thank you for joining us at the 24th Annual Economic Forecast! We hope you enjoyed the new format this year with our four panelists: Steve Scranton, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer & Economist, Washington Trust Bank Dr. Grant Forsyth, Chief … Read more