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.
2023 Industry Jobs in Spokane County
Total Change Over the Last Five Years
Five Year Change
Average Annual Wages in Industry
Source: Lightcast 2024.1 for Spokane County
2023 In Demand Occupations
Transportation and Material Moving (SOC 53.0000)
Supervisors of Transportation Workers
Parking Lot Attendants
Cleaners of Vehicles
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers