SPOKANE, Wash. -- A unique local business near downtown Spokane hopes to make learning more hands-on and boost the local economy.
IQ Interactive designs and fabricates exhibits and interactive displays for science centers, zoos, museums, aquariums, and other similar organizations. Their goal is to create physical models for kids to interact to make education more entertaining. They also strive to boost Spokane's economy.
"Everything we do here, we try to get from local hardware shops when we can," said Josh Quisenberry, a IQ Interactive employee. "We pull in a lot of money that's not currently in the state and we take it from other states and we take it from other states and bring it back to Spokane."
They work out of an exhibit house downtown. These kinds of houses are common on the east coast, but rare out west. They said a reason Spokane is a great destination for their small business is a great labor force and how inexpensive it is to run a business in the city.
IQ Interactive said the company is thriving and they just shipped out a large project toward the end of August. They said they are working on many new projects at the same time.