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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

Spokane County Allocates $10.8 Million for Local Hospitality Industry

(Spokane County, WA)– This morning, the Spokane Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the allocation of up to $10.8 million of CARES Act funding for a grant program to support local accommodation, food services, arts, entertainment and recreation industries. The … Read more

GSI and Spokane County Announce Joint PPE Distribution for Small Businesses and Non-profits

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) and Spokane County are distributing free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help Spokane County small businesses and non-profits reduce barriers to reopening and continue operations to keep employees and the public safe. Spokane … Read more

Taste of the Town Event Series Launches May 26

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) has launched a new event series – Taste of the Town, a unique pairing of brick-and-mortar with the virtual world where local chefs, restaurants and foodies connect with customers and the community for … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. Announces Application Process Open for Commerce Grant

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), as the designated Associate Development Organization (ADO) for Spokane County, is facilitating applications for a new small business relief program called the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant (WWSBEG). The program is administered … Read more

“Stay Home, Stay Safe” What does that mean for you?

Gov. Jay Inslee issued an executive order yesterday directing all residents to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. The “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, which is similar to orders in other states, will ban all gatherings … Read more