Spokane 2020 & Beyond

Spokane's Economic Growth

334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Spokane 2020 & Beyond event. We sincerely hope that you found it valuable.

Please join us as we hear from Greater Spokane Incorporated’s (GSI) Chief Executive Officer, Alisha Benson. GSI is the regional business development organization in the Spokane region whose mission is to lead transformative business and community initiatives to build a robust regional economy.  

Benson will cover a wide range of topics, including how GSI is collaborating with the business community/agencies on economic growth in 2020 and beyond, where the region’s growth is happening and where it’s anticipated to continue growing, and what challenges and opportunities the Spokane economy may face. She will also share insights from recent legislative discussion as well as her vision for GSI as they continue to be a key advocate in the region’s growth.

About Alisha Benson, ceo, gsi

Alisha has been with GSI for 12 years, and is currently serving as their Chief Executive Officer. During her time at GSI, she has held roles as Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer, COO, VP of Education & Workforce, Executive Director of Spokane STEM, and Membership Director. As the current CEO, Alisha provides organization wide leadership, strategy, and management. Benson serves on the Board of the Washington Economic Development Association, and as co-chair of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Education & Talent Development Division.  She also serves on the WSU Health Sciences Spokane Advisory Council, MultiCare Community Partnership Fund, Spokane County United Way, and Associated Industries.  She graduated with a B.A. from Washington State University.  She is married and a mother to an 8-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son.  She loves sports, hiking, camping and anything that involves the outdoors.   

Thank you to our sponsor


RSVP per the OneAEC website by Friday, March 6 to guarantee your spot. Cancellations are refunded up until March 6, after that no refund will be issued. For more information, please contact Terri McRae at

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