Advantage Spokane e-news archive
“Data confirms that our regional economy really started taking off in 2015,” says Avista Chief Economist Grant Forsyth. “2016 was a continuation of that somewhat belated recovery, which has been very strong so far.”
Employment growth outstripped the national growth rate; incomes rose; unemployment held steady; retail sales were up; home prices grew as did housing sales; air travel in and out of the Spokane airport increased; and, on an annualized basis, regional inflation came in under one percent.
The year-end Business Barometer provides an analysis of the Spokane region’s housing market, permitting activity, employment, retail sales, Consumer Price Index (CPI), and Spokane International flight operations.
Other news in this edition:
- SmartRecruiters Opens Spokane Office
- UW CoMotion Labs Expands to to Spokane
- Corporate Campus Office Available in April 2017