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Category Archives: Economic Development

Vote NO on I-976

This initiative will have resounding impact on our region and state if passed, affecting our roads and transportation, as well as jeopardizing projects that are already underway. Our Board of Trustees voted to support NO on I-976 and we want … Read more

Regional Gateway Connects Businesses with the Spokane Region

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) and 13 community partners have launched a new economic development website called AdvantageSpokane.com.  The website provides site location consultants and businesses located outside of the region with a variety of information about the … 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

A Good Business Climate

By Debbie Rauen, Legendary Hills Communications If you were relocating your manufacturing plant, and your key customer groups were in a wide range of geographic clusters, how would you decide where to move? That was the situation facing Highwood Global … Read more

The Role of an ADO

By Drew Repp, Business Growth Director Creating Long-Term Sustainable Economic Growth Often when explaining the work we do, a staff member may say, “We’re the ADO for Spokane County.” This explanation is often met with the logical follow-up question: “What’s … 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

Talking Life Science in Tennessee

  VISION 2030 is one of our initiatives, made up of a group of community members who have a vision to see a robust health care region here. The goal is to   expand medical and health sciences education, grow research and … Read more

Life Sciences Expansion: Critical for Families & the Economy

(Photo by Rogue Heart Media) Two years ago, Mary and Jay McDirmid were happily anticipating a new baby to join their two-year-old daughter, Charlie. Then came a shock. Their baby was diagnosed in utero with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), a … Read more

Grow Your Business Through Government Contracting

  Every year, the US federal government purchases roughly $500 billion in goods and services from businesses in nearly every industry. In fiscal year 2017, for the first time ever, the federal government awarded roughly $105 billion to small businesses, … Read more