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Kiantha Duncan Brings People Together, Leads Through Adversity

In the middle of a global pandemic, during the violent civic-uprising that followed the death of George Floyd, Kiantha Duncan was already steadily at work for justice for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other people of color) groups in Spokane. A … Read more

Together Stronger: Spokane Association of REALTORS® Builds Awareness for Housing Crisis

The housing crisis facing Spokane County is growing and the statistics are startling. Over the past 10 years, housing availability has decreased 94%, and Spokane County is approximately 32,000 housing units short. On top of this shortage and current data, … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. Welcomes New Public Policy Director

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), welcomes Jake Mayson as its new Public Policy Director for the organization. Jake will serve as an organizational leader and strategist to convene and advance public policy and legislative priorities in support of economic development initiatives and … Read more

Our Story – Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

Read about our member partner Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and how they make a huge positive impact on our community in more ways than one. When most adults hear about the Girl Scouts, the name rings … Read more

The Legislature Evolved with a New Reality

Written by Pia Hallenberg The date was March 13, 2020, and Senator Andy Billig was driving home from Olympia when he got a call saying all Washington schools were going to shut down because of COVID. It was the end … Read more

The World May Be In Upheaval, But Fairchild’s Mission Never Changes

By Pia Hallenberg, Owner, Content by Pia Since 1942, Fairchild Air Force Base has been one of Spokane’s cornerstones. You don’t have to spend much time here before you notice the giant planes flying over or learn to recognize the … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. Launches THRIVE Spokane

The Community is invited to engage and provide feedback to guide regional economic development vision and strategy for countywide effort (SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), in collaboration with community partners has launched THRIVE Spokane, the development of a … Read more

*2021 Career Connected Learning Fall Workshops Start September 29

* UPDATE: Due to continuing pandemic concerns, we have made the decision to postpone all of our Fall 2021 Business AfterSchool in-person workshops. The decision to postpone the Business AfterSchool workshops wasn’t taken lightly, however, due to some transportation and educator … Read more

Giving Local Business A Shot In The Arm

Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) and Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce (GSVCC) were two of 11 Chambers that partnered with Association of Washington Business (AWB) and WA Department of Commerce in a Chamber Vaccine Incentive Program funded through State Emergency … Read more

Jessica Kirk New Chair of Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones

2021 is an exciting year for the Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones (MSEEZ). As military spouse unemployment skyrocketed to 38% during the pandemic, we are working hard to tackle this issue with efforts like the re-launching … Read more