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Avista Advantage moves offices to Rock Pointe

Avista Advantage Inc., an Internet-based billing and information-management company here, has a new home for its quickly growing corporate headquarters and Spokane operations center. The company, which is a subsidiary of Spokane-based Avista has...

Wal-Mart said looking in Post Falls

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking at Post Falls as a possible site for one of its supercenter stores, but its unlikely that the giant Arkansas-based retail chain will make visible progress on the project for months, a Post Falls planning official a...

Cisco Systems to grow its presence in Spokane

Cisco Systems Inc., the huge San Jose, Calif.-based Internet network-systems company, plans to move its Spokane regional office into a bigger space soon in anticipation of substantial growth here over the next five years.Mike Peterson, who the a...

Black Rock development now on accelerated pace

Developer Marshall Chesrown says he has accelerated the project schedule on his planned 650-acre Black Rock golf course and residential development in Kootenai County, which he now says will get under way in July and cost upwards of $30 million...

Say what? Blue ground cover?

A former Western Washington logger and land-clearing contractor has found a way to generate income from clean wood wasteby converting it into brightly colored landscaping mulch.The affable, slightly zany entrepreneur, Tim Davison, is producing...

Panhandle tops Idaho in growth

An influx of Californians helped make the Idaho Panhandle the fastest-growing region in that state in the 1990s, says Kathryn Tacke, labor market analyst with the Idaho Department of Labors Coeur dAlene office.Kootenai County, which added 48...

Coffee industry is still wired

More and more colorful drive-up espresso stands dot Division Street, freckle Francis, and mark Maple.The little shops, which also are scattered along Sprague, tucked away on Trent, and built on other busy thoroughfares, have been popping up for...

Focus on drainage intensifies

Storm-water management, once given little local-government attention compared with sanitary-sewer and drinking-water issues, has turned into a $120 million-plus concern in Spokane County, and officials soon may be looking to businesses here to a of...

Condo plan ready

Spokane developer and general contractor Mick McDowell has firmed up plans for a 10-story, roughly $8 million high-end condominium project on Riverside Avenue, just west of downtown Spokane, that would overlook Peaceful Valley and the Spokane He to...

Avista might relocate units

Avista Corp., of Spokane, is considering moving its non-regulated businesses out of Spokane and expects to decide whether it will do so within the next six to 12 months.Tom Matthews, Avistas chairman, president, and CEO, declines to disclose a...

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