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As we give thanks this week around the dinner table, we thought it’d be a nice time to reflect on all the great things we have here as an organization. We have it so nice in Spokane, we don’t know where to begin, but we’ll mention a few things we’re thankful for here at Greater Spokane Incorporated.
Let’s get to it.
A big part of our job here is to advocate on behalf of the businesses of all sizes and industries. To do that, we form relationships with local, state and federal governments and meet with representatives year-round.
Each January, we take a delegation of business leaders to Olympia in conjunction with the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and the West Plains Chamber of Commerce for three days to meet with our state legislators, discuss issues, advocate for business-friendly laws, policies and projects, and much more.
We also bring our State Agenda, which outlines our region’s priorities. Let’s take a look at how it’s developed.
Now that the special session in Olympia is finished and budgets have been passed, it’s time to see how our capital priorities fared (spoiler alert: very well!).
Granted, the operating budget isn’t something anybody we know is celebrating. Cuts to K-12 and higher education, as well as social services and various other programs will hurt a lot of people. We’re all hoping our economy improves so everyone can prosper in all sectors.
As for funding for regional capital projects, let’s see the good news for the greater Spokane region.