|GSI Goes to Olympia|
Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and the West Plains Chamber of Commerce, along with more than 80 business leaders, will travel to Olympia on Wednesday, Jan. 26 to advocate on behalf of Eastern Washington.
GSI and its delegation will bring its 2011 State Agenda to Washington elected officials, which outlines issues vital to growing jobs and business investment. The group’s focus this legislative session is on three main objectives:
“This annual trip is geared toward having a big, unified voice for our region’s business community,” said Greg Bever, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Greater Spokane Incorporated. “Having one of the largest delegations in recent years is indicative of how important this legislative session is for our community. There is a lot at stake.”
As the 2011 State Agenda states, GSI and business advocates statewide will pursue holding off any attempt to place additional taxes on businesses in this economic downturn, keeping current tax incentives in place that support our regional businesses and employers, restoring provisions of the Community Empowerment Zone (CEZ) program for sales tax deferrals on manufacturing facilities, and much more.
The delegation will be in Olympia from Jan. 26 – 28. Follow GSI’s Public Policy Twitter feed at @GSIpolicy for updates from Olympia.