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Foreign exchange and the value of IC-DISC

GSI recently hosted a seminar on foreign exchange and IC-DISC. In a global economy, foreign exchange is a major component in doing business, and it’s important to hedge risk in order to: ·         Secure profit margins from international sales ·         … Read more

Hotstart succeeds in international markets

For the past 75 years, Hotstart has helped businesses heat engines throughout the U.S. working with companies like Caterpillar and Cummins. Today, Hotstart is taking on additional business by expanding into target markets overseas, which, along with increased sales opportunities, has brought … Read more

Regional Voices: Addison Pemberton – Scanivale Corp.

Addison Pemberton is president of Scanivalve Corp., a Liberty Lake, Wash.-based company launched by his father, J.C. Pemberton, in 1955. Today, Scanivalve is the world’s leading supplier of state-of-the-art Ethernet-based pressure and temperature measuring instruments. Why he moved his company’s … Read more

Seeking 2nd Cohort for Creative Enterprise Program

Window Dressing Creative Enterprise applications are live! If you’re an artist, maker, designer, crafter, culture creator, in need of help with the business side of things, get excited, this program is for you! Receive training, mentorship, and assistance in launching … Read more

Washington is America’s “Top State for Business”

Washington moved into the top spot in the 2017 CNBC Top States for Business rankings. Workforce, infrastructure, business costs, economy, quality of life, technology and innovation, education, business friendliness, access to capital and cost of living are factored into the scoring. Washington’s economy … Read more

GSI Staff Taking Business Development on the Road

Welcome to Summer 2017!  Our business development staff is on the road, bringing our Advantage Spokane message to two different trade shows and conventions. If you or your clients are interested in Life and Health Sciences, visit with us at … Read more

Job Growth Continues Upward Trend in Spokane County

Spokane County’s unemployment rate fell a full percentage point between March and April, 2017 after nearly 1,100 jobs were added in the region, according to the Washington State Employment Security Department. The current rate of 5.2% is also a percentage … Read more

Local Manufacturers Receive Statewide Recognition

Seattle Business Magazine honored Top Washington State Manufacturers at a reception held at the Boeing Museum of Flight. Companies making important progress in productivity, growth and innovation were recognized in seven categories. Read more in the magazine’s May digital edition.   No-Li … Read more

Schweitzer Engineering Expands Spokane Presence

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has grown from 6 to 60 employees over the last 5 years at its Spokane Valley location. The primary focus of the Spokane Valley office is the rapidly expanding Research & Development, but also includes finance, … Read more

Advantage Spokane e-news archive

Advantage Spokane, March 2017 “Data confirms that our regional economy really started taking off in 2015,” says Avista Chief Economist Grant Forsyth. “2016 was a continuation of that somewhat belated recovery, which has been very strong so far.” Employment growth … Read more