Spokane Journal of Business

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West Plains may start chamber of commerce

The West Plains Business Association and the Cheney Chamber of Commerce are considering forming a new chamber of commerce that would represent the business interests of western Spokane County.Although theyre still in the early stages of the at...

Another big subdivision proposed for Five Mile

The Five Mile Corp., of Spokane, has proposed developing a 287-lot subdivision, to be called Falcon Ridge, on almost 122 acres located on Five Mile Prairie, where neighbors have contested several recent subdivision proposals.The proposed would a...

Sacred Heart offers to buy Fifth & Browne

Sacred Heart Medical Center has made an offer to buy the Fifth & Browne Medical Center, a busy 66,000-square-foot complex at 104 W. Fifth at the base of the South Hill.We made the offer because of the location, says Sacred Heart spokeswoman...

Itron to build new data collection system here

Itron Inc., of Spokane, is developing a radio-based data collection system for the meters of commercial and industrial energy users, and expects to begin producing the equipment here during the second half of this year.Mima Scarpelli, Itrons a...

Airway Heights officials stunt growth, some say

Saying the city of Airway Heights is shutting down many construction projects by enforcing its building regulations too stringently, some Airway Heights businessmen are concerned that city officials are hurting business development in the small of...

Making ‘trax’ off the beaten path

Doyle Knight has grown accustomed to taking the road less traveled, both literally and figuratively.For about 10 years, the Deer Lake, Wash., man has been negotiating unexpected switchbacks and detours while seeking to develop and bring to a for...

GMAC Mortgage to hire 50

GMAC Mortgage Corp., a Horsham, Pa.-based mortgage-loan company, is growing exponentially in Spokane and in the Pacific Northwest, says Marco Begovich, the companys Spokane-based senior vice president and division manager.The company just...

West Plains growth dampened

Water problems that have plagued a host of West Plains construction projects, including most recently work on the BFGoodrich airplane brake plant, now may also be putting a wet blanket on commercial and industrial development efforts in an area for...

Office tower proposed here

A development company here is working to sign tenants for a proposed $35 million-to-$40 million skyscraper in downtown Spokane, sources close to the project say.The sources decline to divulge the name of the development company, but say it has a...

Indoor soccer facility planned for Spokane

Willi Aigner, a Portland, Ore., man who owns an indoor soccer facility there, plans to open a similar facility in the Spokane Valley by fall, says Brian Dreves, who will manage the soccer center here.The facility, which will be called the Soccer...

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