In 2019, the Northeast Public Development Authority (NEPDA) area of focus is growing to include a partnership with the County. The City and Spokane County are entering into an Interlocal Agreement regarding the reformation of the Northeast Public Development Authority to include the County for the purpose to realigning resources, property and services to facilitate economic development and operation of the NEPDA. The NEPDA is also in the process of hiring an Executive Director to assist in furthering the economic development of the target area.

Choose Spokane’s YARD to grow your industrial Business

The Timing is Right

“The YARD” – a hub for local, regional, national, and international trade—is the right location for your small or medium sized business to grow. Opportunity abounds in The YARD, where the local community supports and encourages industrial development and investments are being made to ensure the area’s long-term industry and expanded freight-supportive features, such as:

  • Land zoned for light and heavy industrial.
  • Easy access to Class I Rail service.
  • Location adjacent to US 395, a designated high priority International Corridor and T1 truck route.
  • Two planned and funded interchanges flanking the industrial district with direct access to I-90.
  • High-capacity utilities, already on site.
  • Available real estate, including many build-to-suit opportunities.
  • The Northeast Public Development Authority (NEPDA) Board, working to encourage economic vitality and a business-supportive environment within the YARD.
  • Additional infrastructure projects called for in the City’s 6-year comprehensive streets program.

The City will work to make your development, business start-up, and/or expansion easier. We offer tailored assistance to projects in our targeted redevelopment areas.

About the Northeast Public Development Authority

Vision: the northeast Spokane focus area, known as The YARD, as home to an array of commercial and industrial businesses providing quality employment and economic opportunity to residents in the region, and quality housing for area workers.

Mission: invest in infrastructure, economic development efforts and land development to create business and job opportunities.

NE PDA's Redevelopment Guiding Principles
  • Identify and support priority, catalytic, projects to create sustainable job base
  • Build on past work to integrate the area with the neighborhood and improve economic opportunity for residents
  • Remove barriers to support market development
  • Replace blight with sustainable jobs
  • Promote public participation
  • Maximize revenue generation for private and public use

Contact Information

City Staff
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