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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

Commerce grant supports Precision Cutting Technologies expansion, new jobs in Liberty Lake

Greater Spokane Inc. won $150,000 in economic development strategic reserve funds to help growing precision fabricator choose Washington for new facility, advanced workforce training OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington Department of Commerce provided a $150,000 grant from the state’s economic … Read more

Achieving More Together in Health Care

Leaders from across the state strategize solutions Earlier this month, leaders in health care from across the state traveled to GSI to participate in a Health Industry Development Group (HIDG) panel discussion. Florence Chang, Executive Vice President of Multicare Health … Read more

10 Tips for Prospective Business Owners

By SCORE Spokane So, you want to start a business?  SCORE exists to help small businesses succeed, and the first step toward success is preparation. Here are 10 tips from SCORE mentors, hot off the press! Ask the critical questions. … Read more

Teaming Up for Maximum Impact

By Debbie Rauen, Legendary Hills Communications Christine Varela is chair of the Public Policy Council of Greater Spokane Inc., a position she has held for three years. She is a partner in DH, a public relations, advertising and branding agency. … Read more

Advocacy in Education

  Advocacy plays a very strong role not only in our Greater Voice pillar, but through many areas of our organization. Our Greater Talent pillar utilizes our investors’ voice to align policies that are focused on building, championing and retaining … Read more