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Category Archives: Doing Business in Spokane

Fair Chance Hiring Forum: March 8

Fair Chance Hiring, also known as “Ban the Box” is an employment practice policy that removes barriers to employment for applicants with arrest or criminal conviction records. This policy eliminates the box that requires applicants to disclose their criminal background … Read more

Inland NW World Trade Day: May 5

Greater Spokane Incorporated, in partnership with the US Commercial Service, is excited to host Inland NW World Trade Day on May 5. This full-day event is dedicated to international trade education and connecting businesses to export opportunities. Programming will be … Read more

Annual DC Fly-in registration is open!

Face time. It’s something most of us don’t get enough of – with our friends, with our families or our colleagues. While we don’t have a solution that will help you create more quality time with the kids, we do … Read more

Growing our economy through education attainment

Education is the heart of a healthy economy and it is one of the most important assets we have to attract businesses to our region, create new jobs, and ensure we have a strong workforce to fill those jobs. A … Read more

Advantage Spokane Offers Opportunity for Year-long Visibility

Each year, GSI produces Advantage Spokane, a glossy full-color economic development magazine that highlights the benefits of doing business in our region. This year’s issue publishes on April 21. The magazine is distributed through the Journal of Business, landing on … Read more

Congratulations to the 2016 AGORA Awards Semi-finalists!

The 31st annual AGORA Awards happen June 1 and if the record number of nominations submitted is any indication, this year is going to be bigger and better than ever! At the beginning of each year we solicit nominations from … Read more

Freight Mobility in the Inland NW

On February 18 Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) and the Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) hosted Keep Trade Moving, a program focused on the importance of freight mobility in the Inland Northwest. The morning included keynote presentations from Ashley Probart, … Read more

Mid-Session Olympia update

Friday marked the first cutoff of this year’s 60-day legislative session. Any bills that were not voted out of their committees are generally considered “dead” for the session unless they are necessary to implement the state budget. With the session … Read more

Supreme Court rules against Community Bill of Rights

Last week the Washington State Supreme Court ruled – unanimously – that Envision Spokane’s 2013 Community Bill of Rights Initiative fell outside the scope of the initiative process and should not be put on the ballot for a future vote. … Read more

Economic Development: Metro ranking points to Spokane advantage

The Spokane economy is experiencing more than six consecutive months of employment growth as recognized by SYNEVA Economics, an Asheville, North Carolina, private research and information firm focused on regional economic analysis. They recently named the Spokane-Spokane Valley MSA as … Read more