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Welcome to Greater Minds!

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Greater Minds is an initiative of Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) that focuses on helping working adults return to school, finish their degree or certificate and unlock opportunity for the future of our region.

We are a regional collaboration of higher education and business communities with the goal to increase the proportion of residents in Spokane County with high-quality certificates or degrees from 40 percent to 60 percent by 2025. Why this goal? We know nationwide there is a shortage of a qualified and skilled workforce to support businesses locally and throughout the nation. In Washington State alone, it is estimated that 75 percent of job openings require some type of postsecondary education and training beyond high school.

Investing in the education of working adults opens doors to opportunity for our whole region. Adults who complete their degree or certificate can earn more money, advance their careers, and improve job security. Higher education institutions recruit new students and diversify their student base. Businesses improve company culture and gain a competitive edge. In short, an educated workforce means a healthy economy and thriving community.

Learn how your business can play an important role in raising education attainment within our region while also strategically and financially benefiting from increasing education levels among your employees.

Get Started Today

Visit for additional resources and to connect with a Greater Minds Navigator. The Navigator will work with your Human Resources department to provide you and your employees’ information and services related to postsecondary education opportunities and help guide you and your employees through the process.

Jodi Strote, Education Attainment Navigator
P: 509.321.3623 |

Thank you to our Initiative Investors!