Jessica Fisher, Public Information Assistant
Invest With Us!
The City of Spokane economic development team is working to attract, retain and grow business investments and opportunities within the City. This business activity spurs addition economic growth, providing living wage jobs, improving neighborhoods, increasing property values, increasing tax collections, raising wages and median income and enhancing the standard of living of all citizens in the City.
The economic development team is growing Spokane’s business activity by helping to align public investments in neighborhood planning, community development, and infrastructure development with private sector investments. This work leads to new businesses as well as the retention and the expansion of existing businesses. Currently the economic development team is focused on six target investment areas across the City. These areas include; Downtown Spokane, East Sprague, Kendall Yards/North Bank, West Plains/ Spokane International Airport, The YARD and the University District.
Each targeted investment area has a City of Spokane employee area expert. These City employees work with businesses, civic groups, community organizations and local, State and Federal agencies to bring resources together to improve economic conditions and attract new investments and business opportunity. The City provides different incentive programs in each area to increase area investments. Each of these targeted investment area is experiencing exciting growth. Learn more about the City’s target investment areas; Downtown, East Sprague, Kendall Yards/North Bank, West Plains/ Spokane International Airport, The YARD, and the University District on the City of Spokane website.
This is the first installment of the City’s new blog series, Invest with Us: Getting to Know Your Area Expert. The next blog in this series will focus on the exciting projects happening in the East Sprague area!
@spokanepd - Yesterday at 11:29 p.m. - Police standoff reference a Domestic violence at 23rd and Grand Blvd. Grand is completely closed at 23rd and will be for at least another hr
@spokanefire - Yesterday at 7:52 p.m. - Incident: 2017038037 - Structure Fire - Single Engine Location: S Monroe St and W 7th Ave
@spokane_council - June 27 at 12:50 p.m. - Join us for Study Session on Thursday. We're talking Open Data & will get a staff briefing on WSDOT's I-90 Traffic Management project.