Industries

The regional economy is diverse thriving on the emergence of new technologies in research and education, health and bio-sciences, while embracing new developments in traditional industries including agriculture, manufacturing and forestry. Over the past few years, population and job growth in the Spokane region continue to outperform national trends.

Greater Spokane Incorporated’s economic development team accelerates business investments throughout the region and focuses their business recruitment and expansion work on six industry cluster segments.  For more information about industry clusters please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (509.742.9355) for Manufacturing and Aerospace, and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (509.742.9355) for Health Sciences, Information Technology, Clean Technology or Digital Media.

 





The Spokane region is home to over 500 manufacturing businesses powered by a workforce that exceeds 18,000. These businesses span multiple industries including aluminum casting, metal products for the semiconductor industry, carbon aircraft brakes and engines for the aerospace industry, pharmaceutical products and other devices for the medical industry, rugged wireless laptops and more.


Kaiser Aluminum Rolling Mill, Photo courtesy Drew Donovan