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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 a 6,000-acre commercial service airport served by eight passenger airlines and three air cargo carriers. The Airport offers nonstop service to 20 destinations throughout the U.S., as well as convenient one-stop connections to most major metropolitan destinations. In 2021 the airport handled 3,280,062 total passengers and 76,569 tons of cargo.


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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