Robust Incentive Programs

Spokane Valley and the State of Washington offer a wide array of incentive programs that serve an equally diverse set of industries; including but not limited to B&O tax exemptions and reduced rates, sales and use tax exemptions, export assistance, loans and grants. Spokane Valley is dedicated to providing the advantages necessary for business success.

Streamlined Permitting in the Northeast Industrial Area

The northeast industrial area in the City of Spokane Valley includes nearly 500 acres of shovel-ready industrial property primed for development. The area is served by water, sewer and other utilities, thanks in part to a multi-year collaboration between the city, Spokane County, utility providers and private landowners to develop the area. The area is served by a robust transportation network with easy access to State Highway 290 and Interstate 90. It is also adjacent to both BNSF and Union Pacific mainlines, and includes a Union Pacific spur. In March 2019, the city completed the environmental analysis for all 500 acres. As a result, commercial or industrial projects that qualify are not subject to additional review under the State Environmental Policy Act. Learn more about this Planned Action Ordinance.

Washington State Incentives

For some of Washington's key incentive programs visit the State Incentives page. The Washington Department of Revenue website hosts a full list of incentives for:

  • Aerospace
  • Aluminum Smelting
  • Biofuels
  • Extracting and Timber Manufacturing
  • Farming and Agriculture
  • Food Manufacturing
  • General Manufacturing
  • High Technology
  • Renewable Energy/Green Energy
  • Semiconductors
  • Warehousing

Governor's Strategic Reserve Fund

At the Governor's discretion, funds may be available for reimbursement of technical assistance, planning, relocation expenses and job training. Business must provide economic outcomes for five years to qualify.

Manufacturing & Research Development Facilities

The Washington State Legislature approved Senate Bill 5901 - economic development tax incentives for targeted counties - in July 2022. This bill provides a sales and use tax deferral for the construction of manufacturing and research and development facilities, and/or the acquisition of eligible machinery and equipment, in counties with a population of less than 650,000. This bill applies to developments within Spokane County and the City of Spokane Valley. To learn more, read the entire description (PDF).