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America’s Most Affordable Outdoorsy Cities, 2018: Open-air Adventure at Cut-Rate Costs

By Lance Lambert, Realtor.com When realtor.com® published its ranking of America’s top outdoor cities last year, it caused a bit of an uproar. Why was Boulder left off, some indignantly asked. What happened to Taos? No Honolulu, no Denver, no Salt Lake … Read more

Growing Spokane, Wash., sheds its sleepy city image

By Associated Press Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget Sound rat race and move closer to family on the opposite side of the state. Now they … Read more

Welcome SCJ Alliance

GSI is pleased to welcome SCJ Alliance to Spokane. With a multidisciplinary approach to community building solutions and designs, SCJ recently expanded their team when they brought Spokane’s Studio Cascade into their firm. The level of renewal and increased public/private … Read more

etailz Moved to Spokane Valley

etailz moved to its new headquarters in Spokane Valley this summer. This was part of an ongoing expansion at the company founded a decade ago by two Gonzaga University students and their professor. At 250 employees, etailz outgrew their space … Read more

YES, SPOKANE, IT’S AMAZON!

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By Mike McLean, Journal of Business Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. delivered confirmation of earlier reports first published by the Journal that the online mega-retailer plans to construct a massive distribution facility that will employ more than 1,500 people on the West … Read more

Affordable Housing and Pace of Life Make Spokane Desirable

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As noted in a recent  Seattle Times article, Spokane has become a relocation destination for many who seek affordable housing. Young couples who were once living in large West Coast cities have been priced out of those markets and are … Read more

Choose Washington NMA Council announces Aboulafia, Teal Group for independent aerospace competitiveness study

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February 7, 2018|Growing the Economy Governor’s advisory council taps leading industry analyst for rigorous objective assessment of Washington state’s competitive position to design, manufacture and assemble a new middle-market passenger plane under consideration by the Boeing Company SEATTLE, Wash. – … Read more

Washington State ranks “most competitive” in U.S. by a wide margin for aerospace manufacturing

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June 6, 2018|Growing the Economy Independent researchers looked at 41 metrics in every state and DC; Washington’s dense aerospace “supercluster” is unmatched Seattle — Washington state is the best, most competitive, location in the U.S. for aerospace design and manufacturing, according … Read more

Eleven Federal Opportunity Zones Designated in Spokane County

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Opportunity Zones Will Spur Job Creation and Business Development Greater Spokane Incorporated and our municipal partners throughout Spokane County submitted applications to designate a number of Spokane County low-income census tracts as Opportunity Zones.  Opportunity Zones were created in The … Read more

Spokane Tops Realtor.com Market Watch List

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Realtor.com rated Spokane in the top 10 list of “10 U.S. metro housing markets to watch.” Spokane and Boise, ID were the only two Pacific Northwest metros on the list measuring highest inbound to outbound ratio. Markets with the highest … Read more