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Spokane County

Key Data Points:
  • 5 ski resorts within 2 hours of downtown
  • 11 golf courses throughout
  • 40-mile Spokane River Centennial Trail, spans 2 states
  • Numerous lakes and waterfalls
  • Rich military history and Veteran resources
  • Environmentally conscious
  • Career development opportunities
  • Abundant camping and hiking
About Spokane County

Situated east of the Cascade Range in Washington and on the western slope of the Coeur d'Alene Mountains next to the Idaho-Washington boundary. The Spokane County government is comprised of more than 50 departments, which operate in and around the historic county courthouse built in 1894.  The courthouse remains a beacon of Spokane heritage and prosperity, showcasing one of the finest examples of French Renaissance architecture in the West.

Spokane County is dedicated to enhancing and protecting the quality of life for more than half a million citizens through responsive, cost-effective and customer-driven services. Within the county’s 1,800 square miles of land, function nine cities each with their own unique characteristics and family-oriented values. Spokane County is a business, trade, and cultural center for the Inland Northwest. The area is rich in natural resources, and both agriculture and forestry are important industries to the local economy. There are over 28,000 farms in the area, 12,000 retail and wholesale businesses, and 2,500 manufacturing enterprises.

The county has a rich military history dating back to pre-World War I regiments, and extends to air refueling operations around the world from Fairchild Air Force Base. Fairchild’s aircraft and personnel make up the backbone of the Air Force’s tanker fleet on the west coast. Currently, the Air Force base is the single largest employer in the county.

The Spokane County Government Structure is poised to assist the public in understanding the scope of services provided at the county level. Spokane County’s success in creating regional partnerships, promoting financial stewardship, and implementing sound public policy is made possible through the teamwork of citizens and employees throughout the region and beyond.

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FAFB Spokane County officially opens Spokane County Sheriff Regional Training Center
October 20, 2023
By Airman 1st Class Matthew Arachikavitz 92nd Air Refueling Wing SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. --  Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane County and community representatives officially open the Spokane County Sheriff Regional Training Center that benefits members of the armed forces and local law enforcement in Spokane October 19, 2023.This ceremony marks the completion of construction on […]
Baseball transcends politics’: How local and state governments came together to renovate Avista Stadium with private help
October 18, 2023
By Dave Nichols The Spokesman-Review Spokane County, Wash. -- Workers at Avista Stadium recently started preparing for a series of major renovations that will not only modernize the 65-year-old county-owned facility, but ensure that baseball affiliated with the major leagues will stay in Spokane for future generations. In 2020, Major League Baseball took over operation of […]
Wetlands, ‘pioneer woman’ celebrated as wetlands education center opens on Saltese Flats
April 19, 2023
By Kip Hill Spokesman-Review SPOKANE, Wash. -- Two stories unfolded inside a community learning center opening this week on the expanse in the shadow of Mica Peak. The first can be seen through a dozen floor-to-ceiling glass walls facing south as dozens of migratory birds flit off the water that naturally drains into a field […]


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