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UTC Aerospace mulls expansion

UTC Aerospace Systems is considering an expansion at its big West Plains manufacturing facility, a company spokeswoman says. The company currently occupies a 135,400-square-foot building at 11135 W. Westbow Blvd. and employs 170 full-time workers there, ...

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Spokane’s sick leave rules gain ground

Spokane City Council members on Monday evening voted to assign a work group to study the possible im...

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UW says WWAMI program growth is in jeopardy

The Washington state Senate budget proposal would put the Spokane-based portion of the five-state me...

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General aviation flight center planned at Felts Field

A Spokane investor group named EFT LLC plans to develop a 40,000-square-foot, $2.8 million general a...

North Bank sportsplex research to move forward

Research into a proposed $27 million sports field house is moving forward following an agreement giv...

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Berry Fowler: Compelled to coach

Berry Fowler’s ability to grow businesses over the last four decades contrasts sharply with his early academic years. Fowler founded the Sylvan Learning Centers in the late 1970s. Born out of his own academic challenges, he created an educational tutor...

Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center plans $3.5 million building

The Spokane-based Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center plans to develop a new $3.5 million facility to replace the current building located at 855 S. Sherman, says Freda Gandy, the center’s director. Coeur d’Alene-based Watson & Herres LLC...

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Red Lion Hotels adds two properties to its franchise network

Spokane-based Red Lion Hotels Corp. has signed franchise agreements with the owner of two hotels, one in Spokane and another in Sacramento, Calif. The Spokane property is the former Spokane House Hotel, located at 4301 W. Sunset Blvd., says Pam Scott, RL...

Aspen Homes erects new office building at Riverstone

Longtime Coeur d’Alene homebuilder Aspen Homes & Development LLC is constructing a new $1 million office building near the Spokane River in the Riverstone development, says Tom Stam, an Aspen Homes principal. Aspen Homes is acting as its own contractor...

Inland Northwest public companies lag behind S&P 500

Hart Capital Management Inc., a Spokane-based investment firm, says the combined stock value of 11 publicly traded companies in the Inland Northwest, as measured in an overall index it compiles, fell 3.4 percent in the first quarter of 2015, compared with...

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