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The Avista company was founded in 1851, making it one of the oldest companies in North America. Their headquarters is located in downtown Spokane, Washington. It's a popular job location for people looking to work with electrical power generation and distribution to rural parts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.
Unlike other companies that focus on one specific product or industry, Avista has a variety of interests to better serve their customers. They own gas pipelines that supply natural gas to homes and businesses throughout the region; they even have a network of underground gas storage caverns that can hold enough energy for 500,000 households for 3 days. In addition to natural gas, Avista also generates hydropower from 33 facilities scattered throughout northern Idaho and eastern Washington.
The company has over 4,000 full-time employees in its service area, which is 6,400 square miles covering all of Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Since the 1950's Avista has invested around $7 billion into infrastructure projects that have helped to modernize the region with new technologies.