Stories tagged: Greater Spokane Incorporated
Wed., May 15, 2019, 4 a.m.
Maria Vandervert, who was GSI’s vice president of marketing and communications, transitioned to a part-time role in the organization this month to focus on developing Dragonfly Urban Farm.
Sat., April 27, 2019
The first two floors of the Spokane Regional Business Center is undergoing major renovation, according to city permit data.
Fri., March 22, 2019
Career Connected Learning will help give students – regardless of their economic status – a chance to thrive in a robust economy. It will help keep the greater Spokane area …
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 6:51 a.m.
Teamwork is helping Spokane County make great strides with criminal justice reform and economic development, Commissioner Mary Kuney said in her first State of the County address Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 8:26 p.m.
As entrepreneur program manager for StartUp Spokane, Megan Hulsey helps people turn their business ideas into reality.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
Spokane merchants are promoting Small Business Saturday with a free continental breakfast and a downtown scavenger hunt.
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 4 a.m.
Startup Spokane returns this weekend for its 11th round of coaching entrepreneurs through creating a company in 54 hours.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 7:27 p.m.
Job growth, affordable housing could bring nearly 15,000 new residents to Spokane-Coeur d’Alene metro area in 2019
About 740,000 people live in the greater Spokane-Coeur d’Alene metro area, and that figure could swell by nearly 15,000 next year if the projected growth rate pans out.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 7:13 p.m.
Robin Toth helped Eastern Washington’s aerospace manufacturing industry grow through her job at Greater Spokane Incorporated.
Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 4 a.m.
Changes to Washington’s overtime rules could significantly boost the number of professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:05 p.m.
Greater Spokane Incorporated unveiled a new brand Thursday, which its chief executive officer says better reflects its dual role of recruiting new businesses while helping existing local companies grow.
Sun., July 29, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Amazon roll-out in Spokane follows growth in Prime subscriptions; among 7 fulfillment centers announced this year
Amazon’s desire to be closer to your doorstep is behind the company’s plans for a massive distribution center near the Spokane International Airport.
Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Online retail giant Amazon is now officially putting down roots in Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 8:46 p.m.
After months of speculation, Amazon confirmed it’s the entity behind a huge warehouse planned near Spokane International Airport.
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
Greater Spokane Incorporated has won the 2017 Abilene Trophy, an annual award recognizing a community that is most supportive of its local Air Force base.
Tue., April 17, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
If Boeing builds a new, mid-sized airplane in Washington, Spokane could land more high-paying jobs in aerospace manufacturing.
Fri., April 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
An unnamed company has submitted conceptual plans for a huge warehouse near the Spokane International Airport. An Amazon spokeswoman declined to comment Thursday on whether the e-commerce giant was checking …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 7 a.m.
Myrna O’Leary is retiring this year as director of the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Farm Forum. She’s been involved with the show for 30 years, which brings about 5,000 …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Spokane’s business leaders played up the area’s colleges and universities as a “talent pipeline” in their pitch for Amazon’s second headquarters.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
Hours after a top executive said Amazon isn’t likely to build its second headquarters in the Pacific Northwest, the company issued a statement backing away from his statement.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
As Greater Spokane Incorporated crafts a pitch for Amazon’s second North American headquarters, real estate is an important consideration. The company wants 100 acres to accommodate rapid growth.
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
Greater Spokane Incorporated is honing its pitch to Amazon for the e-commerce giant’s second headquarters, with input from local business and community leaders.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 7:01 p.m.
Spokane, other cities are problem-solvers in dysfunctional political world, Urban scholar tells GSI meeting
In a speech before Greater Spokane Incorporated members that went around the world, urban scholar Bruce Katz of The Brookings Institution kept returning to Spokane and its ability to shape …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4 a.m.
Spokane is joining the stampede of cities competing to become Amazon’s second headquarters. The e-commerce giant will announce its selection next year.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Eighteen businesses have been selected as finalists for this year’s AGORA Awards, which recognize business excellence throughout the Spokane region.
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
The Spokane City Council signed a short-term deal Monday with Greater Spokane Inc. for business development services, following a monthlong delay on a contract extension. The contract requires GSI to …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016
The City Council has room for improvement, in its approach to the Spokane area’s economy.
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.
Todd Mielke was a bit confused the first time he was asked if he’d consider heading Greater Spokane Incorporated. Mielke said he was having lunch with the chamber’s former CEO …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 9:24 p.m.
Alisha Benson named interim CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated after Steve Stevens’ abrupt resignation
Alisha Benson has been named interim CEO of Greater Spokane Inc. after the resignation of Steve Stevens.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 13, 2015, 11:20 p.m.
After only 15 months on the job, the leader of Greater Spokane Incorporated announced Tuesday that he is resigning his post. Steve Stevens announced his resignation, effective Oct. 16, in …