Creating Something Greater
for Spokane and the Inland Northwest
Greater Spokane Incorporated is the regional chamber of commerce and economic-development organization that has worked to build a strong regional economy in which to live, work, and do business since 1881. Our work is anchored in three key areas:
• GSI connects businesses so they are able to build valuable relationships.
• We support businesses by bringing them favorable exposure and awareness.
• GSI connects its members with important resources and training.
• We help businesses expand their contacts and develop new business leads.
• GSI gives its members the opportunity to be face-to-face with key decision makers.
• GSI drives significant projects that help our region, its businesses, and residents.
• We lead or partner on initiatives that support critical economic drivers.
• GSI helps ensure we fill the employment pipeline with prepared workers.
• We see and seize opportunity rather than retreat when times are tough.
• GSI advocates for a greater region through a powerful, unified voice for business.
• We provide access to local, state, and federal policy makers for businesses of every size and industry.
• GSI works on behalf of businesses to keep the cost of doing business low.
• We work to identify and support tax incentives that are favorable for business expansion and attraction.
GSI has been creating something greater for the Spokane region for more than 100 years. It is funded by 1,200 private-sector member investors, Washington State, Spokane County, and the cities of Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Cheney, Airway Heights, and Medical Lake.
About 34 percent of our members are located in Spokane's downtown core, yet 22 percent are located outside the county, including North Idaho.
Our organization's president and CEO, Rich Hadley, is an Iowa State University graduate and U.S. Navy veteran who led three other cities' chambers of commerce before joining GSI in 1993.