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Category Archives: Education and Workforce

The Power of Mentoring

By Kelly McKee, executive director of MENTOR Washington (This article is a follow up to a Good Morning Greater Spokane event that was held in January, 2019, called Making Connections: Mentoring at the crossroads of education, business and community.) I … 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

Achieving More Together in Health Care

Leaders from across the state strategize solutions Earlier this month, leaders in health care from across the state traveled to GSI to participate in a Health Industry Development Group (HIDG) panel discussion. Florence Chang, Executive Vice President of Multicare Health … Read more

Advocacy in Education

  Advocacy plays a very strong role not only in our Greater Voice pillar, but through many areas of our organization. Our Greater Talent pillar utilizes our investors’ voice to align policies that are focused on building, championing and retaining … Read more

GSI Supports Upcoming Capital Levy and Bonds

(SPOKANE, Wash.) –Greater Spokane Incorporated’s (GSI) Board of Trustees voted last week to support both the East Valley School District Capital Levy and the School District & City Facility Improvement Partnership Projects on the November 6 ballot. The East Valley … Read more

Calling all Students and Teachers!

  The beginning of a new school year brings new opportunities with Business AfterSchool and Teaching the Teachers. Learn more about each program and see the schedules for fall 2018. Business AfterSchool Business AfterSchool provides hands on learning opportunities in a … Read more

Greater Minds for a Greater Spokane

By 2020, 65% of all jobs nationwide will require some form of post-secondary education. In Spokane County, approximately 86,000 working adults have started—but not completed—a college degree or certificate. Greater Minds, an initiative of Greater Spokane Incorporated, provides an opportunity for … Read more

Bright Promise Scholarship Press Release

Press Release Associated Industries in partnership with Greater Spokane Incorporated and the Greater Minds Initiative, announced today the award of thirteen scholarships to area students attending Community Colleges of Spokane this Fall. Each scholarship is equal to 50% of the … Read more

Thank you for a great Business AfterSchool program year!

We just completed a great year of Business After School programming that connected 6 – 12 grade students with future career opportunities. Host businesses welcomed students, parents, and educators at their place of business to showcase their industry and share … Read more

GSI COO Keynotes National STEM Summit

Alisha Benson, COO of Greater Spokane Incorporated and Board Member of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives was joined by Sam Whiting, Director of Global Engagement for Boeing to address tomorrow’s innovative talent at the 2018 National STEM Summit … Read more