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We are the greater Spokane region's business development organization, focused on leading transformative business and community initiatives to build a robust regional economy. We create the place where organizations come together to advocate for the region, drive strategic economic growth, and champion a talented workforce.

We represent 1,000+ businesses and organizations employing more than 100,000 individuals who live, work and do business in the greater-Spokane region. 

Our Mission is to lead transformative business and community initiatives to build a robust regional economy. Our Vision is to create a vibrant Spokane region where businesses and communities thrive. We value Collaboration, Innovation, and Respect.

  • Collaboration: We are inclusive and welcome a diversity of perspectives that reflect the aspirations of our community.
  • Innovation: We are resourceful and creative, and strive for intentional progress in all that we do.
  • Respect: We foster mutually respectful relationships between members, our partners and the community.

GSI convenes, coordinates, facilitates and leads economic development efforts that:

  • Drive the creation of a highly skilled workforce that meets the future needs of employers;
  • Increase the number of jobs;
  • Grow our residents’ average household income;
  • Support innovation through the creation and growth of entrepreneurship and business start-ups;
  • Expand area businesses through increased access to information and resources that will lead to greater
    customer exposure and greater success;
  • Attract job-creating entities from outside our region; and
  • Improve the fiscal health of our communities through increased commerce leading to increased tax revenues.

Economic Development

Creating more jobs through expansions and relocations means more people working and more dollars circulating through the community. In the last five years, we've assisted in the relocation, expansion or retention of almost 50 businesses -- right here in our region. This economic development work accounted for more than 3,540 new direct jobs and over $900 million in annual economic impact.

Education and Talent

Our focus in this area helps ensure that when it comes time for you to hire, you'll find individuals who possess the educational background you need to be successful. GSI is dedicated to improving the education attainment of our region by increasing the proportion of residents in Spokane County with high-quality degrees, certificates or other credentials from 40% to 60% by 2025. 

Public Policy

GSI advocates on your behalf, lowering your cost of doing business and bringing more dollars into the community. Each new job means more money that will be spent right here in our community. Since its formation in 2007, GSI's advocacy efforts have resulted in more than $900 million in funding for local projects and initiatives that better our region. 

Small Business

GSI believes in the power of small business: 75% of our membership is represented by businesses with 50 or fewer employees; 40% have 10 or fewer. Through more than 100 events each year, GSI creates visibility options for your business, connects you to experts and decision makers, and drives more business to your business. 

If you have questions or want to learn more about GSI, contact us at 509.624.1393 or