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Category Archives: Economic Development

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

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

The Benefits of a North Spokane Corridor

By Todd Mielke, CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated, & Cheryl Stewart, executive director, Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors Journal of Business article:Guest Commentary: North Spokane Corridor project advances many regional transportation opportunities In recent weeks, the regional benefits of the North Spokane … 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

Psychiatric Solutions opens new Spokane Valley location

Psychiatric Solutions, a sister company to Therapeutic Solutions based in Chico, Calif., recently selected the City of Spokane Valley for their new behavioral health facility. The company practices an integrated multi-disciplinary team approach to providing tailored care for their patients, and uses effective, … Read more

Spokane, New Localism, and the 21st Century

Guest Article By Bruce Katz, 2017 GSI Annual Meeting Speaker and Centennial Scholar, The Brookings Institution I traveled this week to Spokane, Washington to speak at the annual gathering of Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI). It was my first visit to … Read more