Washington has no corporate or personal income tax and is ranked #6 by the Tax Foundation in 2014 for Business Tax Climate. Forbes ranks the state as the 9th Best for Business. The cost of doing business in Spokane is 18% below the national average.
Washington State Incentives
Washington State offers incentives ranging from training to tax exemptions and deferrals.
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- Bioscience & Medical Device
- Renewable Energy
- Community Empowerment Zone (CEZ)
Spokane has a CEZ which allows for sales and Use tax deferrals and exemptions on new equipment and construction costs for new or remodeled buildings. View Map
- Customized Training
- On the Job Training
Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ)
Spokane’s FTZ No. 224 is a General Purpose Zone that contains over 5,300 designated acres at the Spokane International Airport’s port of entry, with additional sites at the Spokane Airport Business Park and Inland Empire Distribution Systems, located in the City of Spokane Valley. Foreign or domestic merchandise may enter this zone without a formal customs entry, payment of custom duties, or government excise taxes.
- Targeted Area Development Strategy
The Targeted Area Development strategy brings alignment with capital infrastructure plans, community development, neighborhood planning and incentives policies, and brownfield redevelopment. Targeted areas include: The YARD, West Plains/Spokane International Airport, Downtown, North Bank/Kendall Yards, University District, and East Sprague. View a PDF of the Targeted Area Development program.
- Historic Preservation
- Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUB)
- Utility Upgrade Fund for public right-of-way water and sewer infrastructure
Lower commercial rate for sewer in mixed use buildings with historical commercial use
Spokane County Incentive Map