Industries

New technologies in research and education

Spokane's regional economy is well-rounded and diversified, thriving on the emergence of new technologies in research and education, health and bio-sciences, while embracing new developments in traditional industries including agriculture, manufacturing and forestry. Private firms specializing in research, development and biotechnology have made Spokane their home because of the health sciences campus in the University District. Manufacturing has had a solid base due to the hydropower, rail systems and the Interstate highway systems.

Key industries, posting increases, are aerospace, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, finance/insurance and agriculture. The economic forecast predicts steady growth.


Greater Spokane Incorporated’s economic development team accelerates business investment throughout the region with business recruitment and expansion focus on target industry sectors:

Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness, and Logistics and Distribution
Contact Stan Key, 509.321.3640

Business and Professional Services, Information Technology, Craft Beer/Wine/Cider Production
Contact Wendy Smith, 509.321.3644

Healthcare/Health Sciences/Life Sciences 
Contact Stacia Rasmussen, 509.321.3637