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Category Archives: Doing Business in Spokane

Commerce Awards 61 Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants through Greater Spokane Inc.

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), in partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce), has awarded 61 local small businesses with grants of up to $10,000 each through the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant (WWSBEG) program. … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. and Partners Launch InlandBizStrong Business Resources Navigation Tool

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce (GSVCC), the West Plains Chamber of Commerce and the Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance (SIMBA) – under the regional InlandBizStrong initiative – today launched a digital … Read more

Legislative Forum and Reception

If you haven’t attended GSI’s Legislative Forum & Reception in the past, 2019 should be the year that changes. This is truly the only event of the year where business leaders will get to meet, network and ask questions to … Read more

Big Payoff: Government Contracting a Revenue Stream for Businesses

By Debbie Rauen, Legendary Hills Communications Government agencies buy a wide range of products and services and can provide a new revenue stream for businesses both large and small, in nearly every industry. But how can a business owner decide … Read more

Takeaways from the East West Life Science Summit

  The East West Life Science Summit last week, put on by Life Science Washington, focused on advancing neuroscience in Eastern Washington. Amy Bernard, Director of Scientific Strategy at Allen Institute for Brain Science, shared about creating a culture of … Read more

Growing But Slowing: Economic Update Recap

By Steve Scranton, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer & Economist at Washington Trust Bank   The US economy demonstrated that fundamentals won out over the noise and drama of politics. Stimulus from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act provided the … 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

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

Making the Case to Choose Washington

  Boeing is considering building a new aircraft, called the New Mid-Market Airplane (NMA). If they go forward with this idea, they will need to decide where the design and production of the plane will land. Washington State is a … Read more

Eleven Federal Opportunity Zones Designated in Spokane County

Opportunity Zones Will Spur Job Creation and Business Development   Greater Spokane Incorporated and our municipal partners throughout Spokane County submitted applications to designate a number of Spokane County low-income census tracts as Opportunity Zones.  Opportunity Zones were created in … Read more