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209 million reasons Spokane business leaders want collaboration

Spokane and surrounding municipalities are receiving nearly $209 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds, and some business leaders want to see that money go toward an Expo 74-esque collaborative effort that could be transformative to the region. ...


Paw Print Genetics acquired by Neogen

Paw Print Genetics, the Spokane-based animal genetic testing company, has changed hands....


Hispanic Business Professional Association steps up in pandemic

Oscar Escamilla, who co-owns Tacos el Sol restaurant with his wife, Irma Zuniga, says h...


Zoned Out: Single family-exclusive zoning may become thing of the past

The Washington state Department of Commerce has proposed several changes to its Growth Management...


Parting Thoughts with Mad Man Ed Clark

Ed Clark is a lifelong Spokane resident who has spent the last 50 years in advertising,...


Empire Airlines parent acquires California-based West Air

Empire Holdings Inc., the Hayden-based parent company of Empire Airlines, has acquired a Fresno, California-based air carrier, West Air Inc., which operates a fleet of FedEx feeder aircraft. West Air is continuing to operate as a standalone entity as...


Goodwill to expand its presence east of downtown Spokane

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest has signed a lease to occupy the former Rockwood Physical Therapy building, at 505 E. Third, on the northeast corner of Third Avenue and Sherman Street....


Luxury townhome development planned in Coeur d’Alene

Real estate investment company Measom Holdings LLC is developing five high-end townhomes worth nearly $15 million in a project named the Nest at Lake Side, in downtown Coeur d’Alene....


Diversity takes back seat to solving trucker shortages

Across the country, alarms are sounding the need for more truck drivers as the pandemic has created an increased demand for shipping. Although some trucking industry associations have decided to include diversity as a recruitment and retention strategy, ...


Mixed-use development eyed at old Idaho Veneer site

A development of over 120 residential living units is planned on the grounds of the former Idaho Veneer Co. mill site. The $20.5 million project, named Millworx, is located at 704 E. Fourth and is being developed by longtime Spokane developer A&A ...

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