Transportation & Warehousing

Transportation and 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.

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2014 Industry Jobs in Spokane County

8,488

2019 Industry Jobs in Spokane County

9,520

Total Change Over the Last Five Years

1,032

Average Annual % Change

2.4%

Average Annual Earnings in Industry

$53,812

Source: JobsEQ 2019Q3 for Spokane County

2019 In Demand Occupations

Transportation and Material Moving (SOC 53.0000)

First-Line Supervisors of Transportation Workers

Driver/Sales Workers

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers

Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers

Taxi Drivers

Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment

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