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Category Archives: Economic Development

Mayor of Cagli, Italy meets with businesses and elected officials

Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) was pleased to host Cagli, Italy Mayor Alberto Alessandri and his assistant Marco Valeri last week for a “lunch & learn” and tour of local manufacturer HOTSTART. In town for the Sister City signing ceremonies – … Read more

Quarter 2 2016 Business Barometer

Spokane economy continues to hold us better than U.S. “This year’s good economic news continues for our region and, in fact, accelerated in the second quarter,” according to Shaun O’L. Higgins, Managing Principal of The Oxalis Group LLC, and a … Read more

Comcast opens new Liberty Lake Center of Excellence

Comcast celebrated the grand opening of its new 80,000-square-foot National Center of Excellence customer support center, Wednesday, September 14. The Liberty Lake facility represents a total economic impact of more than $95 million and will provide jobs for more than … Read more

GSI selected as host venue for CHINA Town Hall

The National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR) has selected GSI to be a host venue for their 10th Annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections. GSI will join roughly 70 other sites across the country in presenting the national … Read more

Comcast, State, Local Officials and New Employees Celebrate Grand Opening of New Customer Support Center

LIBERTY LAKE, WA – September 14, 2016 – As part of its ongoing commitment to reinvent the customer experience, Comcast today celebrated the grand opening of a new 80,000-square-foot Center of Excellence in Liberty Lake. The state-of-the art facility houses … Read more

Export Opportunities: Japan

On Tuesday the Washington State Department of Commerce hosted a workshop on doing business in Japan, with an emphasis on the aerospace industry. Featured speakers included Moto Ashizawa, President and COO of Pacific Rim Consilium, LLC and Kenji Ushimaru, Japan … Read more

Spokane Relocation Feature: Mary Cullinan, Ph.D.

2016 Relocation Guide Feature: Mary Cullinan, Ph.D., President, Eastern Washington University The 2016 Relocation Guide features our vibrant and innovative region, including the facts, flavor and faces of the Spokane community. Thanks to the Journal of Business for this great publication, … Read more

Mentor Connect and Startup Spokane Central assist new entrepreneurs

Small businesses are at the heart of Spokane’s economic ecosystem. To support that ecosystem, Startup Spokane provides two resources for Inland Northwest entrepreneurs seeking to launch and grow successful companies: Mentor Connect and Startup Spokane Central. Startup Spokane, a n … Read more

Five Spokane Region Companies Make the 2016 Inc. 5000 List

Five businesses in the Spokane region made this year’s Inc. 5000 list of the country’s fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. Stay Alfred Vacation Rentals came in at No. 468, marking its first appearance on the list. The … Read more

Sally Jewell on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

At a recent luncheon in Seattle U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell spoke about the potential impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Jewell was nominated by President Obama and prior to her confirmation she served in the private sector, … Read more