Our Partners

Spokane's Public Development Authorities

The West Plains offers businesses land already equipped with essential infrastructure and key access points to multiple modes of transportation, enabling freight to move efficiently. S3R3 Solutions is a client-centered firm that marshals the resources of public and private service providers to recruit new and existing businesses into the West Plains Airport Area and drives economic prosperity through the creation of jobs. West Plains Airport Area website.

The Northeast has a rich history of industry and rail transportation in the region. From 1892 to 1982, the area served as a leading terminal for The Great Northern railroad where locomotives were built and repaired on site. Make it Spokane®, the Northeast Public Development Authority, is facilitating the expansion of a business incubator and innovation zone—a thriving center of commercial, residential, and entrepreneurial activity. Northeast Public Development Authority website.

The University District is where business and education grow together and the place to live, learn, work, and play in the Intermountain Northwest. With five major universities, two medical school programs, top-notch community colleges, a nationally-recognized smart city testbed, and a burgeoning life sciences ecosystem, this is an idea-generating and innovation-focused community to its core. University District website.

Spokane’s Business Districts

Meet on Monroe Momentum is growing in the North Monroe Business District! With diverse businesses and renewed energy bolstered by a rich history, we invite you to visit and explore all the wonderful things North Monroe has to offer. Meet on Monroe website.

The Garland Business District is a volunteer organization. We strive to establish a vibrant neighborhood walking district that encourages our neighbors and visitors to feel welcome. We are known for our community events such as the Garland Street Fair, Fall Fest and Winter Wonderland. Pub crawls along Garland are always a favorite nightlife event. Garland Business District website.

The East Spokane Business Association (ESBA) was established in April 8, 2003. ESBA formed in response to the impact the I-90 freeway had on the once thriving neighborhood. (Read more about ESBA's history.) ESBA's goal is to Re-imagine, Re-store, and Re-vitalize the district. Their mission is to support the East Spokane Business District by preserving and improving its unique facilities, infrastructure, and commercial interests. ESBA's major event is their Annual Dinner. Find more ESBA events and read about ESBA's accomplishments on the East Spokane Business Association (ESBA) website.

The Sprague Union District is the new name of the East Sprague retail and residential area and is organized by the East Spokane Parking and Business Improvement Area (PBIA). The purpose of the PBIA is to improve East Spokane as a safe and economically vital neighborhood for businesses, residents, and visitors. PBIA will take our recent streetscape improvements and continue to maintain our unique streetscape and walkable streets based on the Main Street model, beautification, and branding. Sprague Union District website.

The South Perry District is home to many historic homes and buildings, small businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Here you’ll find something for everyone. Our values include: bringing new businesses, residents, and institutions to the District; strengthening and promoting the businesses and institutions that are here; building relationships between the residents and institutions in the area; and helping South Perry continue to be an attractive, healthy, and vibrant community in which to live, work, play, and worship. South Perry District website.

The Downtown Spokane Partnership is dedicated to the creation of a dynamic, safe, vital, livable, and sustainable downtown as the basis of an economically healthy region. An exciting, attractive, and productive downtown providing employment and living opportunities, unique shopping, entertainment, cultural events, and recreational activities integrated with surrounding neighborhoods. Positioning Downtown Spokane as a destination for all people. Downtown Spokane Partnership website. Downtown Spokane Partnership is also the entity managing the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID).

Contact Information

Planning & Economic Development Department
Economic Development Team