Archive for March, 2011
The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. is in full swing. What better time than now to take a trip to our nation’s capital?
That’s what we’re doing here at Greater Spokane Incorporated. But we’re not going for the festival (although it’s a nice perk). We’re headed over to D.C. to advocate on behalf of Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Our region has more than 40 business leaders and the Greater Spokane Valley, West Plains, Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene Chambers of Commerce on our side.
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It’s often been said that teachers are the most important people in a child’s life, besides parents. Teachers contribute to the shape of our workforce.
Here at Greater Spokane Incorporated, we’re constantly working to create a better, more skilled workforce. One way to do that is to put careers in front of educators, who will then take that information and pass it along to their students.
So how do we do that? (more…)
The last time we highlighted some good tidings around Spokane, we put a lot of people and businesses in the spotlight. It’s been about a month since that blog, so why not highlight some other accomplishments that were reached since then?
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Family – it’s the center of life and community, where kids feel safe and develop character and learn skills to become healthy, productive adults. But what happens to these components when families live below poverty level? What are the challenges they face to prepare their children to dream and reach their full potential?
Imagine a child living in a car, not having the luxury of visiting the doctor, or visiting mom or dad in prison. These situations are all too common for children who come to Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center.
By now, you’ve heard about Boeing’s big win last week. The airplane maker won a $35 billion – that’s billion – contract with the United States Air Force to build the next generation of Air Refueling Tankers – the KC-46A. Boeing beat the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) for the contract.
One of the two plants where workers will build the tankers is in Everett, Wash. (the other is in Wichita, Kan.) That means money and jobs will stay in state and trickle out to the rest of the region, thus improving our economy. In fact, Spokane’s aerospace industry will benefit greatly.
This contract came from the Air Force, which is part of the Department of Defense, which is, of course, part of the government. Therefore, it’s – all together now – a government contract. Government contracts are out there for almost any business. Let’s see how you can find new customers within the government.
Downtown Spokane: it’s the place you take your family when they come to visit, where you go out to dinner, a movie and enjoy a drink afterwards. It’s the place where you can truly experience the authentic nightlife of Spokane. But downtown wasn’t always the exciting, vibrant and diverse shopping experience it is today.