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 2017 Economic Outlook: Inland Northwest economy to stay in growth mode

2017 Economic Outlook: Inland Northwest economy to stay in growth mode

The Spokane-Coeur d’Alene job market has outperformed projections this year, and many industries i…

   SFCC plans $18 million athletic facilities upgrade

SFCC plans $18 million athletic facilities upgrade

Community Colleges of Spokane plans to start construction next spring on a major renovation and expa…

 Garco Building Systems to keep some staff in Spokane

Garco Building Systems to keep some staff in Spokane

Despite the recent layoff of 112 manufacturing workers and the shuttering of manufacturing operation…

Gonzaga Prep plans $6 million athletic complex upgrade

Gonzaga Prep plans $6 million athletic complex upgrade

Gonzaga Preparatory School has launched the public phase of a fundraising campaign for a $6 million…

Spokane-area employers could add 5,000 jobs in ’17

Spokane-area employers could add 5,000 jobs in ’17

Employers added jobs this year faster than some Inland Northwest economists projected, and observers expect further gains in 2017, though possibly at a slower pace. Doug Tweedy, the Spokane-based regional labor economist for the Washington state Employm…

Health care in flux, but new facilities keep rising

Health care in flux, but new facilities keep rising

Health care industry executives here are gazing into a murky crystal ball as they try to plan and budget for changes in the coming year, amid new major players entering the market and the possibility of the federal Affordable Care Act being abolished or d…

Finance industry executives are bullish, regardless of rate hikes

Finance industry executives are bullish, regardless of rate hikes

Bank, credit union, and investment market executives here are mostly bullish about the coming year, despite potentially growth-dampening effects of anticipated Federal Reserve rate hikes and uncertainties stemming from the recent presidential election.T…

Construction momentum expected to continue

Construction momentum expected to continue

Construction momentum in the Spokane area will continue upward next year, industry observers here say.Andrea Frye, business development manager at Spokane-based Vandervert Construction Inc., says current positive economic indicators, such as continued j…