By Mark Mattke, CEO
Downtown Spokane is the economic and cultural epicenter of the Inland Northwest. The downtown economy is centered around growing sectors that include Healthcare, Education, Professional and Technical Services, Finance, and Transportation, that each contribute to the vitality of our region by offering good paying jobs and long-term career pathways for our residents. Spokane has been recognized as a great place to live and people are moving here from all over the country, positioning us well to recover faster from the pandemic-caused recession. As we look to the future, building a robust and well-trained workforce is essential to maximizing economic growth, and assuring more people take part in the recovery.