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Category Archives: Public Policy

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

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