Mark Norton

"GSI embodies the collaborative spirit of the Inland Northwest when it comes to economic development. And they have been an exceptional partner with us in growing our region's brand in the aerospace industry. We are looking forward to the next chapter of working together to establish the Spokane area as a hub of innovation for the life sciences and medical device manufacturing."

- Mark Norton, Chair, Northwest I-90 Manufacturing Alliance
Christine Varela

"Being a part of GSI’s public policy work provides opportunities to advocate on behalf of our regional priorities as well as elevate issues that are important to small businesses such as mine."

- Christine Varela, Partner, DH
Katrina Rogers

“GSI played a critical role in founding the Evergreen Bioscience Innovation cluster. Starting with the VISION 2030 project (now Life Sciences Spokane), Stacia Rasmussen and her colleagues engaged the community and developed a robust network and data. The cluster champions used this platform, GSI’s grant expertise, and Gary Ballew’s economic development proficiency to apply for admission to the Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program. We look forward to continuing our success with Stacia and the GSI team.”

- Katrina Rogers, President, Katrina Rogers Consulting LLC

"I’d like to thank GSI for supporting the Health Industry Development Group and aligning business partners with educational and governmental entities. Gathering people together to solve issues and opportunities in our community helps create cohesion within our community. Just as we are excited to put COVID behind us, we can get excited in seeing each other, and providing our voice, in-person to keep the momentum going to continue our tradition of providing world-class healthcare in our community. Thank you, GSI!"

- Nathan Dikes, CEO, Sunshine Health Facilities
Glenn D. Prestwich

"GSI has been a great partner for WSU in elevating the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Spokane, and in extending our reach to the entire Mountain Northwest. GSI provided needed support to sp3nw for the EDA-funded FIRE grant. GSI was sp3nw’s partner and a crucial driver for the launch of the Evergreen Bioscience Innovation Cluster, building an infrastructure for life sciences based in our region."

- Glenn D. Prestwich, President’s Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane, and Founding Director, sp3nw
Mason Burley

"GSI builds strong, collaborative partnerships to advanced regional economic priorities. As part of these efforts, GSI is developing significant relationships with networks outside this area as well. I appreciated the chance to participate in the GSI-led delegation for Spokane’s participation in the Inclusive Development Network. Even better to see this effort help launch an essential skills training pilot program for adults re-entering the workforce."

- Mason Burley, CEO, Urbanova
Glenn D. Prestwich

"GSI has been a great partner for WSU in elevating the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Spokane, and in extending our reach to the entire Mountain Northwest. GSI provided needed support to sp3nw for the EDA-funded FIRE grant. GSI was sp3nw’s partner and a crucial driver for the launch of the Evergreen Bioscience Innovation Cluster, building an infrastructure for life sciences based in our region."

- Glenn D. Prestwich, President’s Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane, and Founding Director, sp3nw

"I’d like to thank GSI for supporting the Health Industry Development Group and aligning business partners with educational and governmental entities. Gathering people together to solve issues and opportunities in our community helps create cohesion within our community. Just as we are excited to put COVID behind us, we can get excited in seeing each other, and providing our voice, in-person to keep the momentum going to continue our tradition of providing world-class healthcare in our community. Thank you, GSI!"

- Nathan Dikes, CEO, Sunshine Health Facilities
Christine Varela

"Being a part of GSI’s public policy work provides opportunities to advocate on behalf of our regional priorities as well as elevate issues that are important to small businesses such as mine."

- Christine Varela, Partner, DH
Mason Burley

"GSI builds strong, collaborative partnerships to advanced regional economic priorities. As part of these efforts, GSI is developing significant relationships with networks outside this area as well. I appreciated the chance to participate in the GSI-led delegation for Spokane’s participation in the Inclusive Development Network. Even better to see this effort help launch an essential skills training pilot program for adults re-entering the workforce."

- Mason Burley, CEO, Urbanova
Katrina Rogers

“GSI played a critical role in founding the Evergreen Bioscience Innovation cluster. Starting with the VISION 2030 project (now Life Sciences Spokane), Stacia Rasmussen and her colleagues engaged the community and developed a robust network and data. The cluster champions used this platform, GSI’s grant expertise, and Gary Ballew’s economic development proficiency to apply for admission to the Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program. We look forward to continuing our success with Stacia and the GSI team.”

- Katrina Rogers, President, Katrina Rogers Consulting LLC

"So much of my business growth has come from GSI. As a sole practitioner, I need access to clients and continued education and GSI offers the highest level and quality of both."

- Staci Clary, Owner of Hold On Now
Jene Ray

"The ZONE at Northeast Community Center partners with GSI to offer essential skills training to residents experiencing employment gaps. GSI’s convening power and willingness to address barriers such as childcare means we can build confidence and empower talent currently sitting on the sidelines of local business and economy need. Through GSI’s willingness to listen and intercede, families are becoming self-sufficient."

- Jene Ray, Executive Director, The ZONE
Mark Norton

"GSI embodies the collaborative spirit of the Inland Northwest when it comes to economic development. And they have been an exceptional partner with us in growing our region's brand in the aerospace industry. We are looking forward to the next chapter of working together to establish the Spokane area as a hub of innovation for the life sciences and medical device manufacturing."

- Mark Norton, Chair, Northwest I-90 Manufacturing Alliance

"Being a part of this group has been a great benefit to me personally and professionally. Keep being involved, seek connections and build relationships with members and friends."

- Matt Paulson, Highstreet Insurance and Financial Services
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