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..
The City of Spokane Valley is a family-friendly urban city of about 100,000 population that borders the City of Spokane (west) and Liberty Lake (east). Because the valley is centrally located in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene corridor, residents can easily commute to jobs in nearly all areas of the region.
Meet the staff of the Economic Development Department!
The Spokane Valley Community and Economic Development staff is ready and available to assist businesses with their unique needs.
Spokane Valley Economic Development is supported by a large group of organizations that partner to benefit business and create an ideal environment for economic success.