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Category Archives: Public Policy

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

2017 Olympia Fly-In recap

Around 100 representatives from businesses and organizations throughout the Spokane region flew to Olympia Feb. 1-3 as part of the annual Olympia Fly-In, an event partnership between Greater Spokane Incorporated, the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the West … Read more

Olympia Fly-In Day 2 update

Day two of the 2017 Olympia Fly-In consisted of in-depth discussions regarding education and health care. This year’s Fly-In includes a delegation of nearly 100 area business, community, and education leaders advocating on behalf of our region to provide a unified voice … Read more

Olympia Fly-In Day 1 update

Here is a quick recap of our first day of the 2017 Olympia Fly-In, which includes a delegation of nearly 100 area business, community, and education leaders advocating on behalf of our region to provide a unified voice for our … Read more

GSI Announces Positions on State and Local Ballot Measures

This week, the Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) Board of Trustees took positions on four measures, appearing on the ballot this November: Proposition 1, Initiative 732, Initiative 1464, and Initiative 1433. Please read below for our positions on each measure. Proposition … Read more

GSI Public Policy Council begins planning for 2017

Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Public Policy Council recently started updating GSI’s State Legislative Priority Agenda. With the 2017 legislative session right around the corner, the Council sent out questionnaires to members of the GSI policy committees and the Board of Trustees, … Read more

Statement on Approval of Spokane Tribe Casino Project

  Forward Fairchild and Greater Spokane Incorporated Statement on Governor Inslee’s Decision to Approve the Spokane Tribe Casino Project Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) and Forward Fairchild are deeply disappointed in Governor Inslee’s announcement today that he is approving the Spokane … Read more

GSI Public Policy Council Keeping Local Issues Top of Mind

The Public Policy Council met last week to discuss two different issues, the Fair Chance Hiring movement in Spokane and Statewide Initiative 1464. Both issues have potential impacts on our business community. Fair Chance Hiring Movement The Fair Chance Hiring Movement … Read more

DC Fly-in: Delegation Meets with Ambassador Sasae

As part of this year’s joint chamber fly-in, our delegation was honored to be hosted at the residence of Japan Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae.  The evening included remarks from the Ambassador on the longstanding relationship between the Spokane region and Japan, … Read more

DC Fly-In: Day 2 – Advocacy and Connections

The annual Joint Chamber Fly-In had a warm welcome to start in Washington DC. The group headed out into the sunshine to the first round of meetings at the Visitor Center on Capitol Hill. Using our 2016 Federal Priority Agenda, … Read more