Vision 2030: Creating the vision for robust Medical Education, Research and Life Sciences industry growth in the Spokane region
Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) is providing community leadership to create and execute the vision for a comprehensive, world-class, center of academic health sciences medical education, and life sciences research and commercialization resulting in robust life sciences industry growth with unprecedented economic impact to the Spokane region. This vision, targeting full build out by 2030, encompasses expanded undergraduate and graduate medical education; health and life sciences research, commercialization and business development; and community health care. It has the potential to transform our local economy by building on our community’s largest economic driver – healthcare.
This project is the single largest Economic Development opportunity for our region
Vision 2030 is an economic development strategy underway that will create robust healthcare and life sciences industry growth and an annual economic impact of more than $1.7 billion annually and over 9,000 jobs for our region by 2030. This initiative, led by GSI in partnership with business, healthcare, and education sectors, includes the expansion of world-class undergraduate and graduate medical education, allied health professions, and health and life sciences research and commercialization and has the ability to transform our local economy by building on our community’s largest economic driver – healthcare.
The need for a robust medical and health sciences education system in the Spokane region
Why Spokane? Our region is experiencing a growing shortage of primary care physicians, particularly in rural and underserved areas in eastern Washington. Spokane has all the building blocks for creating a robust medical education and research center. Our region has a dense proximity of six higher education institutions, a unique collaboration between institutions and close proximity to the University District. Vision 2030 will serve as a catalyst for new research and commercialization, new employment opportunities, will spur innovation and startups, grow household income and the health of our community and individuals within our community.
How is GSI leading the comprehensive vision for our region?
As the lead business development organization in the region, GSI has been working for over a decade with community and higher education partners to shape the comprehensive vision. GSI provides community leadership and strategic oversight. GSI’s work to advance Vision 2030 includes everything from providing state and federal legislative advocacy for the expansion of undergraduate and graduate medical education, to working to fill the health sciences workforce gap in our community.
GSI has established an Executive Leadership Council and four committees of GSI board members and key stakeholders that are tasked with forwarding the expansion of health sciences education, graduate medical education, life sciences research and commercialization, and branding/communications & fund development. These key economic development strategies increase research and life sciences business development opportunities, including startups, recruitments and expansions.
Health Sciences Education Expansion
Graduate Medical Education Expansion
Life Sciences Research and Commercialization
Branding, Communications & Fund Development