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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.

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

THRIVE Spokane.

Implementation Matrix

The Implementation Matrix is designed to be a flexible, ever-evolving tool for tracking progress towards implementation of the THRIVE Spokane Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. In addition to identifying lead organizations and establishing priorities, it provides a graphic representation of when actions should realistically be implemented and suggests potential partners to help carry them out. The status column provides a visual indicator for monitoring where each strategy and action stands. Finally, space is provided for logging key milestones and accomplishments or capturing notes about barriers encountered.

2022-2023 YEAR UPDATE

THRIVE Spokane (CEDS) Available for Viewing

Here, you can find the Spokane region’s CEDS and Economic Resilience Framework. View the flipbook below.


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)

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.

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 environment, where those workers are located, and their demographic context.

Get involved

THRIVE Spokane is a region-wide project and your input and engagement are important. Click the “Learn More” 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

April Needham

Ben Cabildo

Brian McClatchy
City of Spokane

Brooke Baker
Baker Construction

Chaz Bates
City of Spokane Valley

Cyndi Donahue
Ignite Northwest

David Guthrie

Deekon Jones
New Developed Nations

Gary Ballew

Ginger Ewing

Glen Best
Inland Power & Light

Jaxon Riley
Leadership Spokane

Jeff McMorris
Spokane County

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

Lance Beck
Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

Lars Gilberts
Numerica Credit Union

Lisa Simpson
Visit Spokane

Mariah McKay

Mark Losh
West Plains Chamber of Commerce

Mark Mattke
Spokane Workforce Council

Mark Richard
Downtown Spokane Partnership

Mason Burley
Innovia Foundation

Meg Lindsay
Innovia Foundation

Michaele Armstrong

Miguel Gonzales
Hispanic Business Association

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:

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 

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