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GSI and Spokane Public Library Partner for StartUp Spokane

Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) and Spokane Public Library (SPL) have partnered to provide shared programming for StartUp Spokane (SUS) beginning May 1, 2021. The partnership features new entrepreneurship support programs, resources, and collaboration within the region’s start-up ecosystem, with SUS … Read more

Hedrick Weekly April 19-25 – Sine Die Edition

At 6:10pm on Sunday, April 25, the first year of the 67th Washington State Legislature came to an unceremonious close, much as it began.  The capitol buildings and their few occupants remained closed to the public and lobbyists, protected by … Read more

Economic Outlook with Steve Scranton

When you have fiscal policy spending that is close to 11% of GDP in 2021, it is difficult to not make a case that economic growth should be strong this year, and potentially very strong. Congress and the Administration appear … Read more

She Does Business | Celebrating Women’s History Month

What does a gymnast, PR professional, general manager, lawyer, chef, and artist all have in common? How about companies like Spokane Gymnastics, Christ Kitchen, BumbleBar and Flexhibit? These are just some of the rad GSI members and small businesses that … Read more

SPOKANE STADIUM FAQ

How will this stadium be used? The new 5,000-seat stadium will be home to Spokane Public Schools (SPS) football and soccer games and bring a new professional soccer team to Spokane via the United Soccer League (USL). The downtown stadium … Read more

Coronavirus Update: American Rescue Plan

On Wednesday, March 10, the House passed by a vote of 220-211 the American Rescue Plan (H.R. 1319), a $1.9 trillion relief package aimed at addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. President Biden is expected to sign the bill on … Read more

GSI Receives Economic Development Administration Grant for Regional Strategy

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) announced today that it received formal notice of a $200,000 grant award from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) to update the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This grant was submitted by … Read more

A Letter from our Board Chair: Paul Read

Last week, GSI celebrated at its annual meeting under the very appropriate theme of “The Power of We.” I can’t stress enough how important that notion is to our community right now, as we begin the hard work of emerging … Read more

Child Care Help Checklist for Employers

You can’t go very far these days without hearing about the national and local child care crisis that existed prior to COVID and continues even more so today.  GSI would like to help employers help their employees combat this challenging … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. To Our Members

A number of new words and phrases were introduced into our vernacular in 2020: PPE, social distancing, mask-up, virtual everything, Zoom (as a noun, adjective, verb and adverb!), “You’re on mute,” CARES Act, and Spread Kindness. Along with new words … Read more