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Category Archives: Public Policy

D.C. Fly-In Agenda – Business leaders advocate for the Spokane region in Washington, D.C.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will lead a delegation of more than 50 area business, education and community leaders to Washington, D.C. April 24-26 to advocate on behalf of our region.   The group’s focus this year includes enhancing our local business … Read more

Spokane business leaders to advocate for our region at nation’s capital

Each year, Spokane regional business, education, and community leaders travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with our state’s elected officials and staff at the federal level, to help advance our region’s policy priorities and issues that impact your business. The … Read more

Washington state Legislature addresses several GSI priorities

Greater Spokane Incorporated CEO Todd Mielke sent the following message to members this afternoon: Big news: The State Legislature adjourned last night on schedule, finishing a feverish 60-day session that produced many important victories on GSI’s 2018 State Legislative Priority … Read more

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