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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Transition to Communications & Public Affairs

On May 1, 2019, Cara Coon, currently GSI’s Public Affairs Director, will transition to a new role, VP of Communications and Public Affairs. Maria Vandervert, VP of Marketing and Communications, who has worked for GSI for more than 19 years, … Read more

Pushing back the 70% unemployment rate

by Debbie Rauen, Legendary Hills Communications Did you know that nationally, the unemployment rate for adults who are blind is 70 percent? But a manufacturing company in Spokane has made a huge dent in our local number. “All of our … Read more

DC Fly-In Recap

By Cara Coon, Public Affairs Director Last week, leaders from across our region took the advocacy show on the road to our nation’s capital for GSI’s annual Washington D.C. Fly-In. Here is the trip by the numbers: 30 Spokane leaders … Read more

The Power of Mentoring

By Kelly McKee, executive director of MENTOR Washington (This article is a follow up to a Good Morning Greater Spokane event that was held in January, 2019, called Making Connections: Mentoring at the crossroads of education, business and community.) I … Read more

Spokane region selected to forward economic and workforce development initiative

Check out the Spokesman article about this initiative. (SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) announced today that Spokane, Washington has been selected as one of five communities across the United States to join the Inclusive Development Network, an ambitious … Read more

What is Greater Growth?

By Drew Repp, Business Growth Director   Agriculture. Business expansion. Government contracting. Infrastructure. Life Sciences. Military support. Retention. Startups. Recruitment. All fall under the pillar of Greater Growth. Our Greater Growth work supports business creation and job growth in the … Read more