Press Releases and News

Find out what's happening in the Spokane region!  We've got news items that affect your business and our local economy.

Media - If you'd like more information on any of the stories published in this section, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Marketing and Communications Director at 509.321.3629.



Newsletters
We invite you to sign up for one or more of our e-news briefs. We want to connect you with timely and concise "news you can use" on subjects that are most important to you. Visit Manage My Newsletters to sign up or manage your newsletters.  Here are brief descriptions of each of the newsletters that we send out periodically.  If you have any questions about our newsletters or need help, please contact Kevin Dudley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Thank you!


Policy & Workforce News - Updates on the latest policy issues, and workforce and education news impacting your business.

Industry & Economic Development News - Updates on economic development news that impacts your business and our economy, features on local industries such as manufacturing, aerospace, agribusiness and clean technology, business recruitment / expansion updates, and small business developments.

Startup and Emerging Entrepreneurial News - Updates on entrepreneurial events and activities in the region.

Government Contracting (PTAC) - Updates on government contracting, and information on opportunities to learn how to do business with the government.

Upcoming GSI Events - The Events Update is a twice monthly electronic newsletter that highlights upcoming GSI events.

Business Barometer - This quarterly newsletter takes a look at our regional economy.

 
Vivint, Inc. Expands to Liberty Lake
June 6, 2013 - Vivint, Inc., one of North America's largest home automation companies, has leased space in the Liberty Lake Business Center, located at 22425 E. Appleway in the City of Liberty Lake. Listed as one of Forbes Most Promising Companies for 2013, Vivint was recently acquired by The Blackstone Group for more than $2 billion, allowing the company to accelerate the development of new services and enter new markets.
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Sloan Award Winners Announced
May 23, 2013 -
The Spokane Community Partners which includes Greater Spokane Incorporated, Humanix and INSHRM announced today the Spokane, WA winners of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for their exemplary workplace practices.
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GSI Statement on KC-46A Tanker Decision
May 22, 2013 -
The United States Air Force announced today it did not recommend Fairchild Air Force Base to be the first base to receive the new KC-46A tankers. McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas was selected. Fairchild was classified as a "reasonable alternate."
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Economic Update Presentation - May 2013
May 10, 2013 - Steve Scranton, Chief Investment Officer at Washington Trust Bank, gave an economic update this morning to more than 160 attendees at Good Morning Greater Spokane.
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Find out what's happening in the Spokane region! We've got news items that affect your business and our local economy. For more information please contact Marketing Director Maria Vandervert.