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DC Fly-In Recap

By Cara Coon, Public Affairs Director Last week, leaders from across our region took the advocacy show on the road to our nation’s capital for GSI’s annual Washington D.C. Fly-In. Here is the trip by the numbers: 30 Spokane leaders … Read more

The Power of Mentoring

By Kelly McKee, executive director of MENTOR Washington (This article is a follow up to a Good Morning Greater Spokane event that was held in January, 2019, called Making Connections: Mentoring at the crossroads of education, business and community.) I … Read more

Spokane region selected to forward economic and workforce development initiative

Check out the Spokesman article about this initiative. (SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) announced today that Spokane, Washington has been selected as one of five communities across the United States to join the Inclusive Development Network, an ambitious … Read more

What is Greater Growth?

By Drew Repp, Business Growth Director   Agriculture. Business expansion. Government contracting. Infrastructure. Life Sciences. Military support. Retention. Startups. Recruitment. All fall under the pillar of Greater Growth. Our Greater Growth work supports business creation and job growth in the … Read more

Our Priorities: Advocating for a competitive, strong, vibrant region

  Our federal agenda curates priorities from around the Spokane region on federal policies, laws and rule-making that guide the employer community. Much like our state agenda, the federal agenda lists priorities that will enable our region to grow and … Read more

Increase in Budget Means New Taxes for Business (Don’t pass the buck!)

By Cara Coon, Public Affairs Director   The 2019 legislative session is past the half-way mark and we’ve learned a few things. The good news?               Our legislature has almost $4 billion in new anticipated revenues for the next biennium. The … Read more

Government Contracting — Don’t Go It Alone

by Debbie Rauen, Legendary Hills Communications   John Dubay has built a successful company in Spokane that combines business-to-business services and government contracting. And he’s taken a unique path to finding qualified employees. Strategic Contact Solutions provides businesses with services … Read more

Working for Economic Development Funding with SB 5899

Spokane County is unique in many ways, which makes it a great place to live, learn, work and play. Did you know, too, Spokane is the only County in Washington State that does not have a dedicated fund for economic … Read more

5 Avenues for Business Growth and Professional Development

  Whether you’re looking for growth opportunities and connection points for your business or are looking to get more involved in the community for your own professional development, here are a few options to get you started. Have you already considered … Read more

Developing the 2019 Federal Agenda

A tangible aspect of GSI’s advocacy – its Voice – is the annual priority agenda development for state and federal business and policy-related issues. The diverse perspectives of the members of our Public Policy Council allow us to source federal … Read more