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Legislative Update: Wrap-Up Edition

Welcome to the penultimate GSI Legislative Update for 2022. In this edition: our legislative policy wrap up. More coming soon featuring budget highlights and a deep dive into some of the larger policy pieces from this legislative session. As always, … Read more

Meet & Greet with GSI’s new chairman Marcelo Morales

Marcelo Morales is a founder, investor, and CEO in the health care and life sciences industries. He has been a board member of Greater Spokane Incorporated for the past 10 years and is now the GSI chairman for 2022. Morales … Read more

Week 7 Legislative Update

With Jim Hedrick, WA State Lobbyist and Spokane Regional Advocate Democrat budget writers released their supplemental operating budget proposals on Monday, February 21. Both the House and Senate budgets translate higher-than-expected state tax collections into increased spending on a variety … Read more

A Portfolio Diversification Argument for Social Inclusion

By Dr. Vange Hochheimer, Associate Professor of Economics, Whitworth University, President & CEO, Grand Fir Analytics, LLC As a financial economist, I teach my students about the business case for closing the education opportunity gap and striving for a diverse … Read more

Our Story – HUB Sports Center

GSI Member Partner Hub Sports Center was created in 2007, re-opening a shuttered facility with the goal of providing events that would have a positive impact on youth and the community. Fast forward 14 years and they’ve done just that, … Read more

24th Annual Economic Forecast: The Great Realignment – New Preferences and Old Worries

Thank you for joining us at the 24th Annual Economic Forecast! We hope you enjoyed the new format this year with our four panelists: Steve Scranton, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer & Economist, Washington Trust Bank Dr. Grant Forsyth, Chief … Read more

Commercial Creamery Changes Up Product Mix for Shift in Retail Sales

Commercial Creamery Company is a specialty food manufacturing company headquartered in Spokane with production operations in Jerome, Idaho. From humble roots over 100 years ago (founded 1908) Commercial Creamery has continued to evolve and innovate in the food industry. Today … Read more

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