Our Partners

Spokane Valley Economic Development is supported by a large group of organizations that partner to benefit businesses and create an ideal environment for economic success.

Greater Spokane Inc.

The city works closely with Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), the designated Associate Development Organization (ADO) for economic development in Spokane County. The organization is focused on growing jobs and business investment. It operates Advantage Spokane, a division focused on business recruitment and expansion in the Inland Northwest.

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce has dedicated its mission to serving businesses, improving community vitality, and fueling economic prosperity in the communities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Millwood.

Additional Partners

  • Avista: Founded in 1889, Avista engages in energy production, transmission, distribution and other energy-related activities.
  • Community Indicators Initiative of Spokane: The Community Indicators Initiative of Spokane is an online community resource offering a centralized location to learn more about Spokane County. Over 185 indicators are highlighted, supported by trusted, reliable sources and continually updated.
  • Impact Washington: Impact Washington (formerly Washington Manufacturing Services) strengthens Washington manufacturers to make them more globally competitive through its manufacturing experts and network of industry resources.
  • Restaurants: The City of Spokane Valley is working in partnership with Spokane County Health District, the State of Washington and the restaurant community to improve entrepreneurs' experience of starting and operating restaurants.
  • SCORE: The SCORE Spokane, Chapter 180 is organized for the sole purpose of strengthening the small business community.
  • Small Business Administration: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns.
  • SNAP: The SNAP mission is to provide access to needed resources and help people of low income make connections that create opportunities to work toward self-sufficiency.
  • Spokane Regional Sports Commission: Founded in 1989, the Spokane Sports Commission is a non-profit, economic development organization responsible for recruiting, retaining and facilitating sports events for the Spokane region.
  • Startup Spokane: Startup Spokane is the region's first stop for startups and entrepreneurial support, providing you with the resources you need to grow and thrive.
  • Washington Department of Commerce: The Washington State Department of Commerce's mission is to grow and improve jobs in Washington State by championing thriving communities, a prosperous economy and sustainable infrastructure. It helps strengthen communities by bringing together people and resources.
  • Washington Small Business Development Center: The Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) is a network of business advisors, trainers, and support staff who assist clients with making better-informed business decisions to grow and sustain their businesses.
  • Washington State Small Business Liaison Team - provides workshops and information around the regulatory relationship with the government and requirements that businesses can utilize to save unwarranted penalties, and utilize best practices, bottom-line cost-saving programs, business solutions, consulting services, and more. The SBRR offers free workshops and webinars for starting a business and growing a business.
  • Washington State Microenterprise Association: The Washington State Micro-enterprise Association provides assistance to Washington's smallest businesses to have access to the economic tools and resources they need so they can innovate, succeed, and create economic vitality and a strong sense of place in their communities.
  • Washington State Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises - Provides expertise and guidance regarding state and federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification programs for businesses interested in procurement and contracting opportunities with local, state and federal organizations.
  • Workforce Development Council: The Spokane Area Workforce Development Council is a business-led board that works to identify and fill gaps in the local workforce by bringing together businesses, government, labor, education, economic development and community-based organizations.