About Us

Spokane’s University District is where business and education grow together. A live/work/play confluence of innovation, discovery, entrepreneurship, scholarship, and neighborhood revitalization.

The University District uses its unique connectivity to create shared community wellness and vibrancy by developing the infrastructure and programming that enable a globally-recognized hub of education, innovation, research, and health care.

The University District acts as an urban laboratory for the creation of new knowledge and applied community-engaged research, resulting in increased regional prosperity and an improved quality of life. With five major universities, two medical school programs, top-notch community colleges, a nationally-recognized smart city test bed, and a burgeoning health sciences ecosystem, the University District is an idea-generating and innovation-focused community to its core, an engine for the regional knowledge economy.

Photo courtesy Gonzaga University