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Author Archives: Greater Spokane

Commerce grant supports Precision Cutting Technologies expansion, new jobs in Liberty Lake

Greater Spokane Inc. won $150,000 in economic development strategic reserve funds to help growing precision fabricator choose Washington for new facility, advanced workforce training OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington Department of Commerce provided a $150,000 grant from the state’s economic … Read more

Achieving More Together in Health Care

Leaders from across the state strategize solutions Earlier this month, leaders in health care from across the state traveled to GSI to participate in a Health Industry Development Group (HIDG) panel discussion. Florence Chang, Executive Vice President of Multicare Health … Read more

10 Tips for Prospective Business Owners

By SCORE Spokane So, you want to start a business?  SCORE exists to help small businesses succeed, and the first step toward success is preparation. Here are 10 tips from SCORE mentors, hot off the press! Ask the critical questions. … Read more

Teaming Up for Maximum Impact

By Debbie Rauen, Legendary Hills Communications Christine Varela is chair of the Public Policy Council of Greater Spokane Inc., a position she has held for three years. She is a partner in DH, a public relations, advertising and branding agency. … Read more

Advocacy in Education

  Advocacy plays a very strong role not only in our Greater Voice pillar, but through many areas of our organization. Our Greater Talent pillar utilizes our investors’ voice to align policies that are focused on building, championing and retaining … Read more

We Have New Staff!

  Michelle Scanlon joins us as Retention and Member Engagement Specialist. She previously worked at Visit Spokane as Business Development Sales Manager and Member Engagement Manager. She is a long-time Spokane resident, passionate about our community, and excited to help business … Read more

Olympia Fly-In Recap

By Cara Coon, Public Affairs Director There is an energy about advocacy, meeting with lawmakers who are elected to make sound decisions on behalf of their constituents. GSI held its annual 2019 Olympia Fly-In on January 23-24, traveling with nearly … Read more

Ag: Who Needs It? We Do!

Did you know over 300 commodities are produced by farmers across Washington State?  The diverse climate and rich soil make it possible for agriculture to thrive across the state. Though many people picture companies like Microsoft or Boeing when they … Read more

Promotions for Business Development Staff

  (SPOKANE, Wash.) –Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) announces recent staff promotions in support of  Business Development activities and the growth of local jobs and Spokane regional economy.   Alisha Benson, Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer As Chief Strategy & … Read more

What is Greater Voice?

By Cara Coon, Public Affairs Director In the truest sense of the word, advocacy is defined as influencing a decision within political, economic and social systems or institutions. To be able to influence decisions at the local, state or federal … Read more

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