Spokane Journal of Business

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Empire Financial sues one of its former execs

Empire Financial Group Inc. and its affiliated companies, which together are the target of both a federal civil lawsuit and a state securities investigation, have filed suit in Spokane County Superior Court against one of their former the new suit,...

UI sets big plans for park

POST FALLSFrom a spare Jacklin Land Co. office inside the newest building at the Riverbend Commerce Park here, Doug McQueen is busy drafting big plans for the University of Idahos research park project, which is slated for property next to the...

TCI fires up digital TV service

TCI of Washington, which became Spokanes cable-TV provider a little over a year ago, is beginning to flex its digital muscles here.The company, a part of Denver-based giant Telecommunications Inc., has launched a new service here called Cable...

H-P to add 50 more jobs here

Hewlett-Packard Co.s Spokane division, which primarily designs and manufactures radio-frequency test equipment, plans to hire as many as 50 additional workers here this year and is adding temporary space to ease overcrowding at its Liberty Lake a...

Valley couplet would displace 75 to 95 homes

A 2.5-mile one-way couplet proposed along the Sprague Avenue corridor in the Spokane Valley would displace between 25 and 30 single-family homes, some 50 to 65 mobile homes, and a seven-unit apartment complex, according to a draft supplemental on A...

Slew of school construction projects set to start

Spokane-area school districts expect to kick off more than $34 million worth of construction this year, and are drawing up or seeking public comment on proposed projects worth at least another $81 million.Add to that another $30.3 million in and...

Pier 1 Imports to open Northpointe Plaza store

Pier 1 Imports Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas, plans to open a store later this year in the Northpointe Plaza shopping center on Spokanes North Side, says company spokeswoman Joy Rich.Pier 1 has leased a 10,000-square-foot, free-standing building...

Plans for industrial park project are taking shape

Crown West Realty LLC, which operates the huge Spokane Business & Industrial Park in the Spokane Valley, is refining plans for a $15 million commercial and light-industrial center on vacant land just south of the parks main entrance.The center...

Investors buy Best building

Two companies from Wisconsin and California bought the former Best Products Co. building and the nearby Cascade Plaza retail strip center in the Northgate Shopping Center in north Spokane for a combined $4.5 million last month.Continental 80 an...

Group plans ‘strawboard’ plants

A consortium of wheat growers and others in Eastern Washington hopes to open at least three manufacturing plants, including one just south of Spokane, to make particle board out of straw.Each of the factories would cost between $5 million and to...

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