Greater Spokane Incorporated Previews Advocacy Trip From Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. – Forty-six business, education and community leaders representing the greater Spokane and Northern Idaho region have made it to Washington D.C. to share with our federal legislative leaders the focus of our region. Here’s Sandra Jarrard, GSI’s Public Policy Director, giving a quick preview of who we’re meeting with and the topics we’ll cover during the trip: (Editor’s note: We won’t be meeting in THE White House but rather with White House staff in the Eisenhower Executive Building, which is right next to THE White House.) Tomorrow (Wednesday) the delegation will meet with Representatives Denny Heck (D-WA), Raul Labrador (R-ID), Cathy Continue reading

Greater Spokane Incorporated Heads to Washington D.C.

It’s that time of year again – the time when GSI leads a large delegation of business, community and education leaders to Washington D.C. to advocate on behalf of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. This year, we’ll bring 46 folks to our nation’s capital for meetings with our federal delegation from Washington and Idaho, Air Force officials at the Pentagon, and many others. The main topics this year include transportation, health care, higher education, economic development, STEM education, Fairchild Air Force Base and the federal budget. So why do we go to D.C. every year? Simple: to keep the greater Continue reading

Back from D.C. – Rich Hadley on KHQ

Greater Spokane Incorporated President and CEO Rich Hadley was on KHQ this morning talking with Sean Owsley briefly about what we heard from elected officials during last week’s advocacy trip to Washington D.C. Rich will be on Invest Northwest this upcoming Sunday at 7:30 a.m. to talk in-depth about the trip.

On Our Way to Washington D.C.

Tweet 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.