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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Kudos to Staff!

Our staff works every day to create something greater – to make a vibrant Spokane region where businesses and communities thrive. Here, we celebrate two of them. Drew Repp, International Trade & Economic Development Manager, recently joined the Spokane Sister … Read more

ESSL: Where do we go from here?

After many twists and turns, Earned Sick and Safe Leave (ESSL) has officially become law in the City of Spokane. GSI’s Board of Directors voted in December to oppose the measure on the grounds that a one-size-fits-all leave policy mandated … Read more

39th Annual Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum Takes Place February 2-4

Agribusiness is big in our region and throughout the state of Washington. Did you know that our state’s $49 billion food and agriculture industry produces approximately 300 different crops and employs 160,000 individuals? Agriculture is truly the cornerstone of Washington … Read more

Business AfterSchool Engineering Week Introduces Students to the World of Engineering

Ever wonder if you could sample a career before committing to your degree? Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Business AfterSchool program lets you do just that. Engineering Week gives 8-12th grade students a glimpse into what it’s like to work in the … Read more

GSI now offers Certificates of Origin to local exporters

Did you know that in 2014 the Spokane metro area had a total of 14,514 export supported jobs? Small-to-medium enterprises account for 24% of Washington’s total merchandise exports and in 2013 almost 13,000 companies exported from Washington. In other words, … Read more

Home from Olympia: The work continues

After a busy, successful fly-in, we’re back at it in the 509 with renewed focus. Before we move forward, however, we want to give you a quick wrap-up of the final events we participated in while over in Olympia … Last … Read more

Olympia 509flyin Update

A quick recap of our time in Olympia this far before we head to the Governor’s Mansion for a reception to connect with elected officials, and community partners who help us make a difference in the greater-Spokane region. As we … Read more

Joint Chambers’ Olympia Fly-In heads to the capital

Wednesday morning a delegation of 80 Eastern Washington business, education, healthcare and community leaders will converge in Olympia to advocate for issues that affect local business. As we meet with elected officials, staff and agency representatives this week, we’ll use … Read more

GSI Member Focus: DCI Engineers

GSI is kicking off the New Year by highlighting members as part of our campaign to create more awareness about the work we do on behalf of our community. As a member, you are working with us to help shape and … Read more

Here’s to a Prosperous 2016!

GSI’s Economic Development efforts helped bring new business to the area and assisted existing businesses grow. The additional jobs mean more people working and more dollars circulating through the community. We head into 2016 with an optimistic outlook, thanks to a … Read more