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Category Archives: Public Policy

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

Greater Spokane Incorporated Board of Trustees Opposes Proposition 2

Impacts of initiative could have unintended outcomes The Greater Spokane Incorporated Board of Trustees recently voted in opposition to Proposition 2, which imposes fines on the transportation of oil or coal shipments by rail.   The initiative would amend the … Read more

Letter to Mayor Condon Regarding civil penalties for the transport of coal or oil

Recently GSI sent a letter to Mayor David Condon regarding the city initiative that imposes civil penalties for the transport of coal or oil through Spokane. The letter helps explain the historic position of GSI regarding local regulation of the Interstate … Read more

A letter to members of the U.S. Congress on the replacement of the Affordable Care Act

Last week, Greater Spokane Incorporated CEO Todd Mielke and GSI’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees Larry Soehren sent a letter to members of the U.S. Congress, regarding the replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Additional coverage of the letter … Read more

New Zealand Embassy hosts Regional D.C. Fly-In delegation

As part of the 2017 Regional D.C. Fly-In we were honored to be hosted at the New Zealand Embassy for an international trade policy reception. Attendees heard from New Zealand Ambassador Timothy Groser and Congressman Derek Kilmer on the importance … Read more

DC Fly-In Day 2 recap – Health Care, Medical Education, and Fairchild advocacy

The second day of GSI’s D.C. Fly-In, in partnership with the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and the West Plains Chamber of Commerce, provided business leaders from our region with two different advocacy opportunities for the day. One group … Read more

DC Fly-In Day 1 recap – Education, Economy, and International Trade

Around 50 delegates traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of the Spokane region, May 2-5, meeting with numerous elected representatives and federal personnel. This annual event is held in partnership with the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce … Read more

Delegation travels to D.C. to advocate for our region

Greater Spokane Incorporated, in partnership with the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and the West Plains Chamber of Commerce, will lead a delegation of 50 area business, education and community leaders to Washington, D.C. May 2 – 5 to … Read more