Aerospace & Aviation
90 AEROSPACE CORRIDOR
Located along Interstate 90 between central Washington State across northern Idaho and into central Montana, the I-90 Aerospace Corridor is an integrated network of over 200 companies and organizations actively engaged in the aerospace industry.
The I-90 aerospace supply chain is one of the country’s most progressive integrated consortium of aerospace manufactures with a significant number of capabilities, quality assurances and certifications.
The I-90 Aerospace Corridor has:
- 2 Class 1 Rail Systems
- 25 Colleges and Universities
- 90,00 Students earning technical certifications to advanced degrees
- 250+ trucking companies
- 200+ aerospace & MRO companies
Spokane County is a critical access point for ground, flight and rail systems, and is ideally located for freight distribution east-west and north-south via Interstate 90 (I-90) and US 395/North Spokane Corridor (NSC).
The Spokane Airport processed over 3 million passengers and nearly 70,000 U.S. Cargo Tons in 2015 and is the second largest airport in the State of Washington and recognized by the FAA as a small hub.
Over 250 trucking companies service the I-90 corridor with an average drive time of 5 hours to the Puget Sound area offering streamlined daily point-to-point delivery service.
The I-90 Aerospace Corridor has capacity for growth with an abundance of affordable land available for development and underutilized FAA regulated airspace accessible for commercial and military use.
Plentiful greenfield with low population density surrounds Moses Lake. Combined with available hangar space, five massive runways and weather that allows for over 340 days of VFR flying per year makes this the ideal flight testing and training location along the corridor.
Over 200 trucking companies transport product along the I-90 corridor, an east/west rail system moves goods from coast to coast and Spokane International Airport offers multiple daily nonstop flights to Seattle and other destinations throughout the United States.
The region’s low-cost of living, award-winning education, and lifestyle opportunities combined with the area’s competitive cost of doing business, creates an outstanding environment for businesses. This is a unique and scenic location for you, and your employees and their families, to work, play and live.
“SPOKANE HAS AN INCREDIBLE AEROSPACE ECOSYSTEM. I SEE STRONG BUSINESSES, EXCELLENT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORKERS AND THEIR CHILDREN, AND A STRONG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CULTURE THAT WILL CONTINUE TO GROW THE REGIONAL ECONOMY.”
– JOHN THORNQUIST, WASHINGTON STATE DIRECTOR OF AEROSPACE