Spokane-Spokane Valley MSA
The Spokane-Spokane Valley MSA, made up of Spokane, Stevens and Pend Oreille Counties, is in the Top 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the nation.
Spokane County, located on the east side of Washington state, borders the Idaho state line and is less than 100 miles south of the Canadian border. Spokane serves as the business, transportation, media, medical, educational and entertainment hub of the Inland Northwest, a region encompassing 1.7 million people in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, Western Montana, Northeastern Oregon and parts of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. As the fourth most populated county in Washington, Spokane serves over 480,000 residents with excellent hospitals, universities and community colleges, and cultural amenities. Affordable and plentiful real estate, a skilled workforce, and an excellent quality of life combined with low operation costs, a world-class telecommunications infrastructure, highway/rail/air access, and a progressive business climate makes Spokane County an ideal place to do business.
City of Spokane
The City of Spokane is the second largest city in the state of Washington and serves as a major hub for service industries, wholesale and retail trade, medical industries, education, and the arts and entertainment. Investment in the form of new construction, historic refurbishments and downtown housing has triggered a revitalization of downtown. Amenities include a symphony, historic theaters, craft breweries and wineries, Nordstroms and local boutiques, farm to table restaurants, and great sporting events. The Spokane River and Centennial trail run through the heart of the city giving immediate access for outdoor recreation. The City won the 2016 Municipal Excellence Award for Innovative Management: Targeted Investment Strategy. Watch the video.
Spokane Valley is a prime location for commercial, industrial, and residential development. Home to more than 93,000 people, the city is one of the largest in Washington with about 5,000 businesses and estimated annual retail sales of $1.88 billion. The Spokane Valley Mall draws shoppers from around the region, and the city’s Auto Row is home to numerous major automobile dealerships. Regional event and gathering facilities are found here at Avista Stadium, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, and CenterPlace. The area is known for its friendly people, excellent neighborhoods and schools, and convenient access to a variety of recreational opportunities.
Located in eastern Washington, near the Idaho border and about 20 minutes from downtown Spokane, Liberty Lake is a family and business friendly community with over 8,000 residents. The city boasts a picturesque lake, several golf courses and a great trail system. Liberty Lake is home to many of the Spokane region's large high-technology companies.
Airway Heights, located six miles west of Spokane near Spokane International Airport, is a growing business hub on SR 2. Incorporated in 1955, the city offers business, recreation, and housing opportunities. Airway Heights has a population of nearly 8,000, and is home to Fairchild Air Force Base.
Located less than 20 minutes from downtown Spokane, Cheney is the home of Eastern Washington University. Currently over 200 business are operating in Cheney, from the very small entrepreneur to the university with 2,000 employees. The Cheney Industrial and Commerce Park has certified sites to serve the growing needs of the high tech and manufacturing industries in Eastern Washington.
Deer Park is a city of 3,700 in north Spokane. Incorporated since 1908, the community holds many events and has a number of parks. The Deer Park Airport is designated as a regional service airport and users range from business jets to fire tankers in the summer. West of the airport, 144 acres make up the Deer Park Industrial and Business Park.
Millwood developed along the Spokane River as the first paper mill was established. Incorporated in 1928, the town has grown to 1,790 residents and works with government to support existing and developing businesses, diverse neighborhoods, a unique historic character, and a small-town atmosphere.