Stories tagged: greater spokane incorporated
Fri., Feb. 7, 2020
Greater Spokane Incorporated has joined a statewide coalition to bring economic development funding to rural and border counties via a bill that will have a hearing before the House Finance …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
2020 Economic Forecast: Local economists see regional economy and employment continuing to grow, just at a slower pace
Although the region experienced gains in employment, wages, population and housing as the United States marked its longest economic expansion in history earlier this year, local economists predict regional growth …
Tue., Oct. 8, 2019
Greater Spokane Incorporated has launched a new economic development website to showcase the region’s ability to support business and workforce growth.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019
After more than three years as CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated, Todd Mielke announced he’s resigning from the organization effective Tuesday to pursue “other professional opportunities.”
Mon., July 22, 2019
Organizers selected 20 students from a list of applicants, who will receive training, school credit and a $2,000 stipend during the four-week program.
Wed., May 15, 2019
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
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
As entrepreneur program manager for StartUp Spokane, Megan Hulsey helps people turn their business ideas into reality.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018
Spokane merchants are promoting Small Business Saturday with a free continental breakfast and a downtown scavenger hunt.
Tue., Nov. 13, 2018
Startup Spokane returns this weekend for its 11th round of coaching entrepreneurs through creating a company in 54 hours.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018
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
Robin Toth helped Eastern Washington’s aerospace manufacturing industry grow through her job at Greater Spokane Incorporated.
Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
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
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
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
Online retail giant Amazon is now officially putting down roots in Eastern Washington.
UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018
After months of speculation, Amazon confirmed it’s the entity behind a huge warehouse planned near Spokane International Airport.
UPDATED: Mon., May 7, 2018
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
If Boeing builds a new, mid-sized airplane in Washington, Spokane could land more high-paying jobs in aerospace manufacturing.
Fri., April 13, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Eighteen businesses have been selected as finalists for this year’s AGORA Awards, which recognize business excellence throughout the Spokane region.