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Category Archives: Economic Development

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

Spokane Wins 2016 Municipal Excellence Award

“Each year the Association of Washington Cities recognizes select cities with their Municipal Excellence Awards. The Awards recognize innovative projects that significantly improve the quality of life for citizens, establish partnerships, and build community support. The competition applauds a community’s … Read more

Spokane-Spokane Valley Jumps to #17 in “Best Cities Rankings”

Spokane is a growing city and this growth is apparent in the job market. Spokane is generating numerous jobs in the business and professional sector. According to the latest “Best Cities Rankings” report on U.S. cities from New Geography, the … Read more

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation: Trentwood Investment

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation is a leading producer of semi-fabricated specialty aluminum products, serving customers worldwide with highly-engineered solutions for aerospace and high-strength, custom automotive, general engineering and other industrial applications.  The company’s Trentwood facility, located in Spokane Valley, has been an … Read more

Spokane Relocation Feature: Matt Albright

2016 Relocation Guide Feature: Matt Albright, Director, Northwest MedStar 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, to … Read more

Comedian Marc Maron Showers Spokane with Praise

Marc Maron recently visited Spokane to perform at the Comedy Club. By the end of his visit, he was thoroughly impressed by the city – from the beauty to the warm vibe. While he was here, Marc hung out at Auntie’s … Read more