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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.

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We want to hear from you! Take our community survey today (5-10 minutes). Learn more about the project below.

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 Steering Committee

Alex Gibilisco
City of Spokane

Andy Barth
Inland Power & Light

April Needham

Ben Cabildo

Brian Coddington
City of Spokane

Brian McClatchy
City of Spokane

Brooke Baker
Baker Construction

Chaz Bates
City of Spokane Valley

Cyndi Donahue
Ignite Northwest

Darryl DeWald
WSU Spokane

David Guthrie

Gary Ballew

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

Katy Wagnon
Washington Trust Bank

Kelly Fukai
Spokane International Airport

Kirstin Davis
City of Spokane

Lance Beck
Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

Lars Gilberts
Numerica Credit Union

Lisa Simpson
Visit Spokane

Mariah McKay

Mark Mattke
Spokane Workforce Council

Mark Richard
Downtown Spokane Partnership

Mary Joan Hahn
Gonzaga University

Meg Lindsay
Innovia Foundation

Michaele Armstrong

Miguel Gonzales
Hispanic Business Association

Natalie Tauzin
Spokane Regional Health District

Patrick Jones

Mark Losh
West Plains Chamber of Commerce

Shauna Harshman
City of Spokane

Shelly O-Quinn
Innovia Foundation

Steve Trabun

Susan Nielsen
WA State Department of Commerce

Teri Stripes
City of Spokane

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, Business Growth Coordinator 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