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Our Story – Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

Read about our member partner Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and how they make a huge positive impact on our community in more ways than one. When most adults hear about the Girl Scouts, the name rings … Read more

How a CEDS Process Can Guide a Vision That Makes Our Community Thrive

By Gary Ballew, VP, Economic Development and Jeff Marcell, Senior Partner, TIP Strategies THRIVE Spokane is the name of a new comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) being developed for the greater Spokane region. It’s a vision coordinated in collaboration with … Read more

OUR STORY – Lutheran Community Services Northwest

GSI member Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) has been valiantly serving and helping people in the Spokane region for more than 100 years, which makes them a key staple of our community. LCSNW was founded in 1921 in Tacoma and … Read more

Vaccine Incentive Program Gives $100 Visa Gift Cards

*Now extended through July 4.* “Give Business A Shot in the Arm” COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program People who receive their first or second COVID-19 vaccination dose at select locations between Tuesday, June 29 and Wednesday June 30 will receive a … Read more

Thank You to our 2020-21 Business AfterSchool and Teaching the Teachers Hosts!

GSI would like to acknowledge and thank all the businesses that made our Business AfterSchool and Teaching the Teachers workshops possible in the 2020-21 school year. Although we had to host all workshops in a virtual format versus in-person, we … Read more

A Letter from our Board Chair: Paul Read

Last week, GSI celebrated at its annual meeting under the very appropriate theme of “The Power of We.” I can’t stress enough how important that notion is to our community right now, as we begin the hard work of emerging … Read more

2021 State Legislative Session Update

Monday, February 22 serves as the fiscal committee cutoff for all bills introduced this session. What does this mean? Hundreds of bills were either amended to pass out of the fiscal committee or they will no longer proceed (unless they … Read more

Child Care Help Checklist for Employers

You can’t go very far these days without hearing about the national and local child care crisis that existed prior to COVID and continues even more so today.  GSI would like to help employers help their employees combat this challenging … Read more

High School Internships Needed in Bio-Industries

By Katrina Rogers Health and Life Sciences has long been a core industry in Spokane. Existing companies in health care, health IT, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics employ 47,450 people in the region, and the sector is rapidly growing. Career … Read more

Economic Forecast Recap

Another Economic Forecast is in the books – Pandemic, Response, Re-do. It’s an event we look forward to each year that helps us plan for what’s coming next. Thanks again to economists Dr. John Mitchell, Dr Grant Forsyth, Dr. Vange … Read more