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.

New TV Ads
January 14, 2013 - Television ads featuring our members have started to appear on local channels in the Spokane region.
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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.

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

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

STEM Transformer: Information on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) news and events in the greater Spokane region for students, educators and the business community.

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.

Fairchild AFB on Initial KC-46A Tanker List
January 9, 2013 - The news today that Fairchild Air Force Base is among the final bases to be considered for the basing of the KC-46A tanker is welcome news to our community.
AGORA Nominations

January 2, 2012

Do you work for or know of a stellar company or organization? Nonprofits, small, medium and large businesses in the Spokane region are eligible for an AGORA Award, which honor business excellence.  For more information, visit our AGORA page and nominate a business today!

The 2013 version of the awards are June 5 at The Davenport Hotel.

Online Nomination Form

Priority Spokane Awarded $200,000 Grant
December 13, 2012 - Priority Spokane, an affiliate of Greater Spokane Incorporated, has received a Roadmaps to Health Community Grant of $200,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The grant will be used to establish a Community Attendance Support Team (CAST) to serve the six middle schools in Spokane Public Schools.
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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.