As the hub of the Inland Northwest, Spokane is a natural site for distribution and logistics companies.
Spokane is a critical access point for freight, flight and rail systems and is ideally located for distribution east-west via Interstate 90 and north-south via U.S. 395. Destinations in the metro regions of the Western U.S. and Canada are within 16 hours by highway and 36 hours by rail. The drive time between Spokane and the Port of Seattle is just over four hours.
Leading industry segments include:
- Aerospace products
- Aluminum casting
- Medical equipment and supplies
- Paper and plastic products
- Structural and other metal products
Our Logistics Companies
Caterpillar Logistics Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., opened a half million sq. ft. parts distribution center on Spokane’s West Plains.
The leading distributor and marketer of specialty automotive equipment and accessories in North America.
Consolidated three northern Idaho and eastern Washington distribution centers to the Central Business Park in Spokane Valley.
Develops, engineers, designs, and manufactures sophisticated molds, casting machines, automated systems and ancillary equipment.
And many more.
By the Numbers
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The Spokane Advantage
The second largest in the state of WA, the Spokane International Airport is a 7,000-acre commercial service airport served by six airlines and two cargo carriers. The airport provides nonstop service to many destinations throughout the U.S. and handles approximately 70,000 air cargo tons each year. FedEx and UPS provide the region with critical air freight connectivity. Other transportation modes include East-West Interstate I-90 and North Spokane Corridor freeway access, and Class 1 rail service via BNSF and Union Pacific. Spokane is the largest center for freight on the NAFTA corridor for both highway and rail connections between Canada and Mexico.VIEW LOGISTICS INCENTIVES