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Spokane is a regional hub, well connected by highway, rail, air, utilities and fiber. We have the transportation network and technology to move people and products quickly and efficiently.


I-90 is the northernmost, east-west, coast-to-coast interstate, a Strategic Freight Corridor carrying international and domestic interstate and intrastate trade. Seattle is 279 miles west of Spokane, just over a four hour drive.

North-south routes include US Highways 195, 395, and 2 to I-95. These connect Spokane to the Canadian border, 110 miles to the north and Mexico to the south.


Spokane International Airport (GEG) is the second largest airport in the State of Washington and is recognized by the FAA as a small hub. Served by seven passenger airlines and two cargo carriers, air cargo transports approximately 170 tons daily.


Both the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads ship nationally out of the Spokane Valley switching yard. On the direct Seattle to Chicago line for both railroads, Spokane is the gateway to and from the interior U.S. and the Pacific Rim, with efficient east-west access and reciprocal switching capabilities matched by few regions nationwide.


Spokane is a regional telecommunications hub and home to major Tier 1 providers, as well as regional Tier 2, Tier 3 and local service providers. Redundancy and diversity in local and regional telecommunications, data networks, energy and power sources is common, affordable and reliable. The region ranked nationally as the 6th safest from natural disasters.

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