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Working as a regional convener, Greater Spokane Incorporated collaborates with a range of partners to bring business, government and education together.

AHANA Business & Professional Association
http://www.ahana.org/
25 W. Main St., Suite 300, Spokane WA 99201
509.838.1881
Professional association that works to develop business and employment opportunities.

Better Business Bureau
http://www.spokane.bbb.org
152 S. Jefferson, Suite 200, Spokane, WA 99201
509.455.4200, 800.356.1007
Provides an ever-growing range of services to meet the needs of businesses and consumers to foster the highest ethical relationship between businesses and their customers.

BIZStreet Resource Center
http://www.bizstreetspokane.com/
801 W. Riverside, Suite 240, Spokane, WA 99201
509.459.4118
Assists in the creation and ongoing growth of small businesses. Provides specialized resources, services and programs, including a Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

Career Path Services
http://www.careerpathservices.org/business/spokane/index.htm
905 N. Washington, Suite 300, Spokane, WA 99201
509.326.7520, 888.3326.7520
Services include employee recruitment, job opportunities, labor market info, training.

Center for the Design of Analog/Digital Integrated Circuits (CDADIC)
http://www.cdadic.com/
An NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for design working with Washington State University and University of Washington.  A research leader in mixed-signal integrated circuit design.

Community Colleges of Spokane
http://www.ccs.spokane.edu/
1810 N. Greene St., Spokane, WA 99217
509.533.7000
Committed to providing quality, relevant learning opportunities for students of all ages and abilities and the six-county regional community through Spokane CC, Spokane Falls CC and the Institute for Extended Learning. Offering professional and technical programs.

Connect Northwest
http://www.connectnw.org/
120 N. Pine St., Suite 152, Spokane, WA 99202
509.358.2110
Provides coordinated access to the entrepreneurial resources needed for businesses to develop, grow, and become sustainable.

CTED (Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development)
http://www.cted.wa.gov/
128-10th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98504-25252
360.725.4000
Works with all size companies to assist them in relocating, expanding and succeeding in Washington State. Provides technical and financial assistance to help Washington State businesses compete in the global market place.

Deer Park Chamber of Commerce
http://www.deerparkchamber.com/
316 E. Crawford, Lower Level Suite A, Deer Park, WA 99006
509.455.4200, 800.356.1007
Promotes, encourages, and supports business growth in the greater Deer Park area through effective leadership responsive to the needs of the business community.

Department of Revenue, Washington State-Spokane office
http://dor.wa.gov/
1330 n. Washington, Suite 5600, Spokane, WA 99201-2456
509.327.0200
Washington state's principal tax collection agency, including General Fund tax revenue, local sales tax revenues, use tax, and business and occupation (B&O) tax. Provides taxpayer assistance, information, and education.

Downtown Spokane Partnership
http://www.downtownspokane.com
211 N. Wall St., Suite 300, Spokane, WA 99201
509.456.0580
Spokane’s central city advocate and service provider dedicated to enhancing the quality and vitality of Downtown Spokane.


Economic Development Administration – U.S. Department of Commerce
http://www.eda.gov/
Seattle Regional Office, 915 Second Avenue, Room 1890, Seattle, WA 98174
206.220.7660
Leads the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. Funding priority will be given to investment proposals that: support long-term, coordinated, and collaborative regional economic development approaches, support innovation and competitiveness, and encourage entrepreneurship.

Foley Library at Gonzaga University
http://www.gonzaga.edu/Academics/Libraries/Foley-Library/
502 E. Boone Ave., Spokane, WA 99258-0095
509.323.5931 or 800.498.5941
Offers Regional Information Services (RIS), a non-profit, fee-based service with research on demand, Instructional Media Services (IMS), and a teleconferencing center.

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce
http://www.spokanevalleychamber.org/
9507 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99206
509.924.4994, 866.475.1436
Chamber of Commerce and Business Center serves the greater Spokane Valley area including the cities of Spokane Valley, Millwood and Liberty Lake and eastern Spokane County. A unifying business force dedicated to community vitality and economic prosperity.

Inland Northwest Women’s Business Center (INWBC)
http://www.inwbc.org/
827 W. First St., Suite 121, Spokane, WA 99201
509.747.2821
A resource  to creation, evolution and success for women-owned businesses in the Inland Northwest. An integral link for businesses to develop and continue to grow.

International Trade Alliance
http://www.greaterspokane.org/international-trade.html
801 W. Riverside, Suite 220, Spokane, WA 99201
509.459.4126
Offers resources for international markets and trade.

Northwest Business Development Association
http://www.nwbusiness.org/
9 S. Washington, Suite 215, Spokane, WA 99201
509.458.8555
Help small to medium-sized businesses grow and prosper by providing fixed asset financing at reasonable rates and terms that would otherwise not be available.

SBA “Small Business Administration”
http://www.sba.gov/localresources/district/wa/index.html
801 W. Riverside, Suite 200, Spokane, WA 99201
509.353.2811
Provides training, counseling and business-development programs.

SCORE “Service Corps of Retired Executives”
http://www.scorespokane.org/
801 W. Riverside, Suite 240, Spokane, WA 99201
509.459.4118
SCORE Spokane provides free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business.

Innovate Washington
http://www.innovatewashington.org/
665 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Spokane WA 99202
509.358.2000
Innovate Washington is an alliance of business, industry, higher education and government whose goals include providing local businesses with a competitive advantage and sparking innovation in manufacturing, biotechnology, energy systems and environmental and information-based industries.

Small Business Development Center
http://www.wsbdc.org/
665 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 201, Spokane, WA 99202
509.358.7890
Provides invaluable information about starting a business and/or managing your present business including business advising, training, and research services.

Spokane County Library District
http://www.scld.org/
4322 N. Argonne, Spokane Valley, WA 99212
509.893.8400
Provides a wide variety of online and in-person resources for businesses and job seekers.

Spokane Public Library
http://www.spokanelibrary.org/
906 W. Main, Spokane, WA 99201
509.444.5300
Provides access to information giving the power to read, learn and discover.

Visit Spokane
http://www.visitspokane.com
801 W. Riverside, Suite 301, Spokane, WA 99201
509.624.1341
Creates economic growth for Spokane County by effectively marketing Spokane and the region as a preferred convention and visitor destination.

Spokane Area Workforce Development Council (WDC)
http://www.wdcspokane.com/
Room 606 City Hall, 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane WA 99201
509.625.6210
WDC administers, for the City and County of Spokane, federal workforce development programs under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Offer employment and training programs for eligible economically disadvantaged adults and youth, and dislocated workers.

U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center
http://www.buyusa.gov/spokane/
801 West Riverside, Suite 100, Spokane, WA 99201
509.353.2625
Products and Services include: Business Counseling/Market Research, E-Commerce Services, International Contacts, Webcasts, Product Promotion, and Export Finance - Small Business Administration.

West Plains Chamber of Commerce
http://www.westplainschamber.org/
201 First St., Cheney, WA 99004
509.235.8480
Promoting and supporting the business interests of the West Plains.

Worksource Spokane
http://www.workspokane.org/
130 S. Arthur, Spokane, WA 99202
509.532.3000
Connects the employment and training services of many different providers into a coherent network of local, regional and national resources.

Training Programs


ITT Technical Institute
http://www.itt-tech.edu/campus/school.cfm

Apollo College
http://www.apollocollege.edu/

Carrington College
http://carrington.edu/

Esprit Technologies
http://www.esprittechnologies.com/home.html

Spokane Area Workforce Development Council (WDC)
http://www.spokanecity.org/government/bcc/info/default.aspx?bccid=1157