About Us

Our Approach to Economic Development

Creating a business-friendly environment to sustain and grow Spokane Valley businesses, while recruiting new business, is the foremost goal of Spokane Valley's Economic Development Department.

Spokane Valley has a population of approximately 107,000 people. It is located within the Spokane-Spokane Valley MSA which is a top 100 U.S. metro market. Spokane County's population is approximately 539,000 (2020 census data) and it is considered the regional, economic and cultural hub of a four-state region with over 2.5 million people. The region's population and employment has grown at a steady pace. From 2010 to 2020, the county's population grew 14.5%.

The city understands that continued economic growth is critical to its economy and quality of life. That growth depends on the decisions of business leaders to start, relocate or expand in Spokane Valley. With that in mind, the city's economic development team is dedicated to supporting, retaining and growing its business community.

From creating business-friendly incentives, permitting and workforce initiatives for relocating businesses, to administering programs to help small, local businesses grow, the Spokane Valley economic development team is determined to provide unrivaled customer service and unique value no matter the business.

To accomplish its long-term goals in economic development, land use, transportation, housing and more, Spokane Valley economic development has outlined strategies in the city's Comprehensive Plan..