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Category Archives: Economic Development

OPENTogether Small Business and Non-Profit Grant Opens July 27

Spokane County Allocated CARES Act funding to Greater Spokane Inc. to Administer Program (SPOKANE, Wash.) – On Monday, July 27, Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), the County’s designated Associate Development Organization (ADO), will launch the OPENTogether Small Business and Non-profit Grant … Read more

Spokane County Allocates $10 Million for Small and Non-Profit Business Grant Program

(SPOKANE, Wash.) –Spokane County has allocated $10 million of CARES Act dollars to fund a grant program to support small and non-profit businesses with 20 and fewer employees to help offset safety and operating costs, rent and other allowable expenses. … Read more

Commerce Awards Working Washington Economic Development Fund Grant to SkyOne Aerospace

Greater Spokane Inc. secured $100,000 from the Working Washington Economic Development Fund grant to assist FAA-certified repair and overhaul facility remain and expand in Washington, add new equipment (SPOKANE, Wash.) – The Washington Department of Commerce provided a $100,000 grant … Read more

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

2019 In Review

2019 has been a great year for the entire Spokane region. From individual accomplishments to local sports to long-tenured completed projects, GSI wanted to take a minute to look back and appreciate all the good that has come out of … Read more

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