Business Climate

Spokane Valley is a growing city in eastern Washington where businesses and their employees experience a quality of life that makes them want to stay. From its early days of agricultural production to now hosting several major manufacturers and distributors in a variety of industries, the city is a significant part of the growing Spokane metro area. If you are considering launching or expanding a business, the City provides a friendly business climate, access to skilled labor, a major interstate and two Class-1 railroads, robust infrastructure, reduced traffic, low taxes, streamlined permitting, and many other incentives.

Spokane Valley - Local View

By the Numbers

  • Population: 105,473 (Jan 2024)
  • Labor force: 55,259 (Jan 2024)
  • Median age: 37
  • Average commute time: 20 minutes
  • Public parks and open space: 254 acres
  • Spokane Realtors - County Median Home Sale Price (November 2023): $407,500
  • Manufacturing and distribution businesses in the City: 1,208
  • Licensed businesses in the City: 11,400 (Jan 2024)
  • Undeveloped industrial land: 250+  acres
Spokane Valley - National View

Committed to Business Success

Spokane Valley is home to a business-friendly environment. The City is centrally located among several higher education universities and programs, which ensures a pipeline of future talent. In addition, the City offers a robust transportation infrastructure and streamlined permitting process to meet the needs of industry and keep development expenses low. 

Additional business incentives:

  • No local Business and Occupation (B&O) tax or corporate income tax
  • Low worker's compensation insurance rates.
  • A highly-skilled workforce, including a continual stream of graduates from nearby universities and technical programs who seek entry-level jobs in the area, such as Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, Whitworth University, University of Washington's Spokane-based programs, and to the south of the City - Washington State University and University of Idaho.
  • A robust transportation framework, including options for transporting products by rail, air and/or a major interstate.
  • A streamlined permitting process that caters to the needs of industry with a guaranteed project review within 10 days.
  • A suite of incentive programs for a wide range of industries and project types.

Ready to launch or grow your business? Learn more from our business development brochure (PDF) or contact us.