The Spokane Tribe of Indians knows the importance of preserving the culture of the past, but also focuses on a bright future. The Spokane Tribal Enterprises includes the development of STEP or Spokane Tribe Economic Development. The project is a proposed mixed-use development on 145 acres of Tribal trust land on the West Plains of Spokane County adjacent to the City of Airway Heights.

Economic Development

The Spokane Tribe is investing up to $400 million to develop STEP which will create a powerful economic engine for the region including:

• Estimated total of over 5,000 new jobs

• Estimated annual payroll of over $50 million

• Millions of dollars spent each year on local goods and services

• A major boost to regional tourism.

• Opportunity for the Spokane Tribe to become self sufficient and prosperous and solve critical issues such as unemployment rates over 50% on the Tribal reservation.

Elements of STEP

• Tribal Cultural Center

• Wellness Center

• First Class Casino Featuring Gaming, Entertainment and Dining

• A Resort Hotel with an Indoor Water Park for Family Fun

• A World Class Spa

• Convention and Conference Space

• Entertainment Venues for Local and Major Events

• Food Court

• A Lifestyle Retail Center with Shops and Restaurants

• Specialty and Major Tenant Retail Space

• Commercial Development

• A Police and Fire Station

• The Existing Spoko Fuel Station Including a New Arby’s Restaurant