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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

SBA Disaster Loans Available for Businesses

Please note that we are providing Covid-19 updates regularly. Please check the Covid-19 page for the latest update. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) … Read more

What Is A PTAC?

            PTAC. You probably aren’t completely sure what that means, but you might have a general idea that it has to do with government contracting. Procurement Technical Assistance Center is what PTAC stands for and it assists businesses through the … Read more

Ag: Why it matters

Did you know over 300 commodities are produced by farmers across Washington State?  The diverse climate and rich soil make it possible for agriculture to thrive across the state. Though many people picture companies like Microsoft or Boeing when they … Read more