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Category Archives: Public Policy

GSI membership update on HB 2992 B&O tax relief

Earlier today, Greater Spokane Incorporated CEO Todd Mielke sent a message to manufacturing businesses regarding House Bill 2992, which would provide B&O tax relief for some manufacturers in Washington. — House Bill 2992 is an important step to improving the … Read more

Olympia Fly-In proves beneficial for Spokane region

Last month, business, civic, and education leaders ventured to Olympia, Wash., to advocate on behalf of the Spokane region in our annual Olympia Fly-In. Partnering with the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and the West Plains Chamber of Commerce, … Read more

A fix for the Hirst decision and passage of the capital budget are wins for our community

Greater Spokane Incorporated CEO Todd Mielke sent the following message to members this afternoon: Business, civic, and education leaders from throughout the Spokane region attending the 2018 Olympia Fly-In had reason to celebrate at the end of their visit. Many … Read more

Olympia Fly-In Day 2 recap

The issues sessions for day two of the Joint Chamber Olympia Fly-in began with Health Care. Much of the conversation centered around the opioid epidemic and mental health. In Sen. Ann Rivers’ view, last year the Legislature tackled the issue … Read more

Olympia Fly-In Day 2: González provides insight into Hirst and McCleary decisions

Day two of the Joint Chamber Olympia Fly-in began with Washington State Supreme Court Justice Steven González addressing the group over breakfast. González emphasized the importance of an informed electorate when it comes to elections of justices. One-third of registered … Read more

Olympia Fly-In hosts Lt. Governor at Grand Reception

The Joint Chamber Olympia Fly-in delegation hosted its Spokane Grand Reception at the Governor’s Mansion, where Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib addressed the group. Habib praised the efforts of Spokane leaders in helping bring graduate medical education to Spokane. He noted … Read more

Olympia Fly-In Day 1 recap

This year’s Joint-Chamber Olympia Fly-in brought more than 100 business, civic, and education leaders from the greater-Spokane region to Olympia to advocate on behalf of our region. The fly-in kicked off with the delegation hearing from David Schumacher, Director of … Read more

Lend your voice on ‘Ban the Box’ at the Nov. 27 Spokane City Council meeting

Over the past year and a half, Greater Spokane Incorporated has engaged with the Spokane City Council on ways to help get those with a criminal or arrest history back into the workforce, which helps reduce recidivism and expands the … Read more

Legislative Forum highlights key political issues

Each year, Greater Spokane Incorporated provides an opportunity for the Spokane regional business community to network with elected state legislators. At the Legislative Forum and Reception, businesses can hear candid insight from key legislative leaders as they get ready for … Read more

Election preview: GSI and KXLY live streaming Spokane City Council candidate forums

Several races and items on the upcoming Nov. 14 ballot will make an impact on the Spokane business community. In order to aid you in making an informed decision, please consider the information below. Spokane City Council Candidate Forums We are … Read more