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About THRIVE Spokane

Greater Spokane Inc. has engaged economic development consulting firm TIP Strategies, based in Austin, to assist with the preparation of a  Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Spokane region called THRIVE Spokane. This work will result in a strategy for guiding the region’s economic development and sustainable long-term growth. This will be a countywide effort done in collaboration with community partners and in conjunction with the various jurisdictions, their comprehensive plans, and the wider array of stakeholders such as PDA’s, K-12 and higher education institutions, downtown associations, chambers, transportation councils, and residents to create a unifying vision to foster an inclusive, equitable and thriving economy.

Draft CEDS Comment Period Closed

The comment period is now closed.
Thank you for your feedback on the draft CEDS and Target Industry Analysis


THRIVE Spokane Launch Event: June 22

Celebrate the launch of THRIVE Spokane and learn more about what's next for our community on June 22.

Learn More About THRIVE Spokane (CEDS)

Learn more about the project below and click the "learn more" button.


To view data findings without installing Tableau Reader, click on the links below (note: this option only allows you to view the data, not download)

Economic Explorer - This Tableau workbook allows users to view data describing the economic health of the Greater Spokane region as well as state and national benchmarks through interactive charts and figures. Charts are grouped into categories based on the content.

Occupational Risk Tool - In the COVID-19 era, communities that understand the pain points of their local labor force are better equipped to respond effectively to the evolving needs of resident workers. The occupational risk tool combines data on jobs and residents to help users understand which workers are at risk in the current enrivonment, where those workers are located, and their demographic context.

Acerca de Thrive Spokane

Greater Spokane Inc., ha contratado a TIP Strategies, una empresa de estrategia económica con sede en Austin, para que asista en la preparación de una estrategia integral de desarrollo económico para la región, llamada THRIVE Spokane. El resultado de este trabajo será una estrategia que guiará el desarrollo económico y el crecimiento sostenible a largo plazo en la región. Esta iniciativa abarcará todo el condado, y será llevada a cabo en colaboración con los socios de la comunidad, y junto a varias jurisdicciones, sus planes integrales, y otras partes interesadas incluyendo escuelas primarias y secundarias, universidades, asociaciones urbanas, cámaras de comercio, consejos de transporte, y residentes, a fin de crear una visión unificadora para promover una economía inclusiva, equitativa, y próspera.

Get involved

THRIVE Spokane is a region-wide project and your input and engagement are important.
Do you have recommendations or feedback you want to share? Click on "your input" to take a short survey.
Click the "updates" button below to send us an email and sign up to receive periodic THRIVE Spokane updates. Contact us by email.




THRIVE Spokane es un proyecto que abarca la región entera, y su opinión y participación son importantes.

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Thrive Spokane Steering Committee

Alex Gibilisco
City of Spokane

April Needham

Ben Cabildo

Brian McClatchey
City of Spokane

Brooke Baker
Baker Construction

Chaz Bates
City of Spokane Valley

Cyndi Donahue
Ignite Northwest

Deekon Jones
New Developed Nations

Gary Ballew

Ginger Ewing

Glen Best
Inland Power & Light

Jaxon Riley
Leadership Spokane

Jeff McMorris
Spokane County

Jodi Brant
Joe Tortorelli
City of Deer Park

Joey Gunning

John Powers
Powers of Economics

Juliet Sinisterra
University District

Kelly Fukai
Spokane International Airport

Kirstin Davis
City of Spokane

Lacrecia Hill
Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance

Lance Beck
Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

Lars Gilberts
Numerica Credit Union

Lisa Simpson
Visit Spokane

Mariah McKay
Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance

Mark Losh
West Plains Chamber of Commerce

Mark Mattke
Spokane Workforce Council

Mark Richard
Downtown Spokane Partnership

Mason Burley

Meg Lindsay
Providence Healthcare

Michaele Armstrong

Miguel Gonzales
Hispanic Business Professional Alliance
Patrick Jones

Shauna Harshman
City of Spokane

Steve MacDonald
City of Spokane

Steve Trabun

Teri Stripes
City of Spokane

Todd Coleman
S3R3 Solutions

Traci McGlathery


Thrive Spokane In-Kind Contributors

Thank you to the following businesses and organizations for their dedication to in-kind staff resources towards the creation of THRIVE Spokane:

Northeast Public
Development Authority





Thrive Spokane Partners

These individuals, businesses, and organizations have been committed to developing Thrive Spokane, the Spokane region's strategy for growth and equity. If you are interested in participating please contact Joey Gunning, Strategic Growth Manager for more information.

AHANA, A4 Ventures, Avista, Baker Construction, Ballet Arts Academy, BECU, BII Spaces, Canopy Credit Union, City of Deer Park, City of Liberty Lake, City of Spokane, City of Spokane Valley, Cowles Company, Downtown Spokane Partnership, Eastern Washington University, Eide Bailly, Gonzaga University, Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Business Association, Ignite Northwest, Inland Power & Light, Innovia Foundation, Journal of Business, Kiemle & Hagood Company, Leadership Spokane, MultiCare, NAI Black, Northeast Public Development Authority, Numerica Credit Union, Parametrix, Inc., Powers Economics, Premera Blue Cross, Providence, Rosauers, S3R3 Solutions, SIMBA, sp3nw, Spokane Arts, Spokane County, Spokane Gymnastics, Spokane International Airport, Spokane Public Library, Spokane Regional Health District, Spokane Regional Transportation Council, Spokane Sports Association, Spokane Teachers Credit Union, Spokane Transit Authority, Spokane Workforce Council, Terrain, University District, Visit Spokane, Washington State Department of Commerce, Washington State University, Washington Trust Bank, Waste Management, West Plains Chamber of Commerce, Wilbert Precast