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Tag Archives: City of Spokane

Accra-Fab Announces Retention and Expansion Plans in Liberty Lake

Greg Konkol, CEO of Accra-Fab, and the Accra-Fab Board of Directors are pleased to announce their plans to remain and grow in Washington at their Liberty Lake facility. Accra-Fab began as a sheet metal fabricator, and has expanded over recent … Read more

Business AfterSchool Engineering Week Introduces Students to the World of Engineering

Ever wonder if you could sample a career before committing to your degree? Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Business AfterSchool program lets you do just that. Engineering Week gives 8-12th grade students a glimpse into what it’s like to work in the … Read more

Solving the Food Truck Issue in Spokane

The Spokane City Council recently and unanimously passed two ordinances licensing and regulating the burgeoning food truck industry in Spokane. Getting to this point, though, took some work. That’s why we stepped in and helped bring the interested parties together … Read more

A Spokane Business News Buffet

There’s a lot going on around here. Let’s take a look at some notables: Special Session As we mentioned last week, the state legislature convened for a special session to pass some bills aimed at keeping some incentives available for … Read more

Our Public Policy Positions

Voters in the greater Spokane area will soon receive their ballots for the Nov. 5 election. While there’s no Presidential election like last year, there are some important initiatives and a proposition that will impact you and your business. First, … Read more

Avista Buys Local with its Huntington Park Project

We’ve written before how people can buy local – shopping at local stores and supporting local small businesses is an easy concept to grasp. But how can businesses support buying locally? One local project is a perfect example of how … Read more

Member Web Video: Liz Nelson of The Steelhead Bar and Grille

Tweet Time for another member web video! This week, Liz Nelson, the co-owner of The Steelhead Bar and Grille talks about how her membership helps Greater Spokane Incorporated work with the City of Spokane and other municipalities to streamline regulatory … Read more

Preparing For Winter

Tweet Winter is upon us! How will you prepare? As businesses, you want to do all you can to be accessible to your customers, clients and visitors. When it snows, that can be difficult. That’s why you should be prepared … Read more

Ordinance to Help Ease Fire Regulations for Businesses

Tweet So you’re thinking about starting a business or expanding your own. Congratulations, and welcome to entrepreneurship! But then you learn that building codes require you to install fire sprinklers, which could potentially cost $120,000. The high cost “kills the … Read more

The Importance of the Joint Land Use Study

Tweet Retaining jobs is the first priority of any community. Retaining approximately 5,700 jobs should be the priority of all communities benefitting from those jobs. Fairchild Air Force Base employs about 5,700 people, and whether those jobs are around for … Read more