Affordable

Spokane is the most affordable among U.S. aerospace clusters

The Spokane region features the lowest wages among North American aerostructures clusters and offers the lowest wages in aerospace producing areas of Washington State. Housing and transportation are cheaper in the Spokane area than in the other aerospace centers in Washington and Spokane’s utility costs are well below the national average.

WASHINGTON IS AEROSPACE FRIENDLY

According to the most recent Aerospace Competitive Economic Study (ACES) performed by the Teal Group, Washington State is the most competitive state in which to perform aerospace manufacturing. The below graph illustrates its competitive advantage in virtually all categories assessed.

A leading study found Washington State the most competitive state

WAGE COMPARISON: SPOKANE VS. OTHER AEROSPACE CLUSTERS

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – Annual Census of Employment and Wages 2019

AVERAGE WAGE PER COVERED JOB (2019), SPOKANE COUNTY VS. SEATTLE-AREA COUNTIES

LOCAL AND STATE INCENTIVES AVAILABLE

Several incentive opportunities are offered to businesses that come to Spokane:

  • Low utility rates
  • Reduced general facilities charges and business license fees
  • Tax credits / exemptions / deferrals
  • Opportunity, foreign-trade and community empowerment zones

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SPOKANE OFFERS
A GREAT QUALITY OF LIFE:

Spokane offers an affordable cost of living and a quality of life that features a variety of outdoor recreation options, cultural and arts entertainment and an emerging food and craft beverage scene. 

Read: Spokane One of Top 5 Cities People Moved To in 2020

Capable

Leverage more than 100 aerospace firms supported by 25 colleges and universities.

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Accessible

Quickly get your product to market with 200 trucking firms, Class 1 rail service and multiple daily 1-hour flights to Seattle and Everett.

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