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. Recent major investments in the Spokane region’s Transportation and Warehousing sector include Caterpillar, Inc., who located its 562,000 square foot West Coast distribution center in the West Plains, and Horizon Air who retrofitted a 1940’s era hangar at Spokane International Airport to be an overnight airplane maintenance shop.

2012 Industry Jobs in Spokane County


2017 Industry Jobs in Spokane County


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2017 Average Earnings per Worker


Source: JobsEQ

2017 In Demand Occupations - Transportation and Material Moving (SOC 53.0000)
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
FirstLine Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
Driver/Sales Workers
Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
Taxi Drivers
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
Machine Feeders and Offbearers


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