Ryan Arnold has been chosen as Greater Spokane Incorporated's first director of its recently launched Entrepreneurship Program. The job is focused on adding energy and guidance for area entrepreneurs and startups.
Arnold has primarily focused his efforts in Kootenai County. He created a consulting firm in Coeur d'Alene, Sightline Energy, which worked with architecture and engineering companies.
He also helped launch Innovation Collective, a North Idaho-based support organization for new businesses and entrepreneurs.
GSI's Startup Spokane initiative is a broad-based effort to provide education, networking and support. It's collecting resources and links at startupspokane.com.