Distribution & Logistics
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 US 395. Destinations in the metro regions of the Western US 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.
- Spokane International Airport
- 67,375 US air cargo tons handled in 2016
- FedEx and UPS provide region with critical air freight connectivity
- Six airlines and two air cargo carriers
- Foreign Trade Zone at the airport
- East-West Interstate – I-90
- North-South Highway – US 395
- Class I rail service via BNSF and Union Pacific
- Largest center for freight on the NAFTA corridor for both highway and rail connections between Canada and Mexico.
Recent Success Stories:
- Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., opened a half million square foot parts distribution center on Spokane's West Plains.
- Keystone Automotive Corp, the leading distributor and marketer of specialty automotive equipment and accessories in North America, has chosen the West Plains for a new, 250,000 sf distribution center.
- PepsiCo consolidated three northern Idaho and eastern Washington distribution centers to the Central Business Park in Spokane Valley.
- American Tire Distributors expanded in the City of Spokane Valley with a new 110,000 square foot distribution center warehouse in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park.
- The Odom Corporation, a beverage distributor, expanded with a 200,000 sf distribution center.
Distribution and Logistics in Spokane County:
Contact Industry Manager Stan Key, 509.321.3640.