Transportation & Warehousing
The Transportation and Warehousing sector is an increasingly important element of economic growth for the Spokane region.
Spokane is the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis-St. Paul and has traditionally served as a major link for air, rail, and road transport. The Spokane International Airport (GEG) is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Spokane, and the Interstate 90 Freeway bisects the city, which makes virtually all parts of Spokane easily accessible by trucks and freight.
The City of Spokane and Spokane County created a Public Development Authority (PDA) at the Spokane International Airport to help incentivize economic development in the West Plains. Amazon opened a distribution center within the PDA in 2020, and further economic development is expected for that area, as a transportation and warehousing, and manufacturing cluster is developed. The North Spokane Corridor is now fully funded and being built out, which will create new opportunities for transportation and warehousing businesses to locate along a new major highway system in Spokane.
2019 Industry Jobs in Spokane County
Total Change Over the Last Five Years
Average Annual % Change
Average Annual Earnings in Industry
Source: JobsEQ 2019Q3 for Spokane County
2020 In Demand Occupations
Transportation and Material Moving (SOC 53.0000)
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other