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 recently created a Public Development Authority (PDA) at the Spokane International Airport to help incentivise economic development in the West Plains. Amazon has already announced a distribution center within the PDA to be built in 2019, 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.

2013 Industry Jobs in Spokane County


2018 Industry Jobs in Spokane County


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2018 Average Earnings per Worker


Source: JobsEQ

2018 In Demand Occupations - Transportation and Material Moving (SOC 53.0000)
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation Workers
Driver/Sales Workers
Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
Taxi Drivers
Parking Lot Attendants
Automotive Service Attendants
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
Laboreres and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers


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