Spokane Journal of Business

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Three research projects here land WTC funding

The Washington Technology Center, a state-supported organization that brings universities and private companies together for research projects, has awarded three grants, totaling nearly $400,000, for research involving Spokane companies.Two of a...

Goodwill to develop new store

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest plans to develop a $1.4 million building on Spokanes North Side that will house a new store, the nonprofit organizations fourth here and 11th in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.Diane Galloway, a...

Tech training projects emerge

The top officials of Eastern Washington University and Community Colleges of Spokane have begun floating separate proposals to develop brick-and-mortar centers here that would be tied closely to the business community and would be focused tightly a...

Fiber optics go residential here

Quite literally, the groundwork is being laid in the Spokane area for the in-home communication networks of the future.Custom-home builder Sullivan Homes Inc. and start-up technology manufacturer World Wide Packets Inc., both of Spokane, are up...

KMC receives other part of psychiatric business

Kootenai Medical Center recently received a gift valued at $960,000 when its partners in North Idaho Behavioral Health gave their share of that psychiatric treatment and behavioral health business to the Coeur dAlene hospital.Jack Yuditsky and...

At midpoint, Focus 21 tallies 4,400 new jobs here

Focus 21, Spokanes five-year economic-development fund, is about halfway through its campaign to create 10,000 good-paying jobs in the Spokane area by 2002, and the groups leaders believe its on track to accomplish that goal.In its annual...

Walgreens planned on Division

A California development company has applied to Spokane County for a permit to build a Walgreens Pharmacy at the southwest corner of Division Street and Cascade Way at the site of the former Matties Restaurant & Bakery.The company, Browman of...

Car dealership partners here broaden affiliation

Spokane auto dealership co-owners Chris Marr and Ray Kish have expanded their business affiliations here, which Marr says could result in some operating efficiencies and new marketing strategies.He says he has bought from Kish a 40 percent in of...

Cyan hires Stuart Evey to lead strategic planning

Stuart W. Evey, the well-known former oil executive and ex-chairman of the all-sports cable network ESPN, has joined Cyan Inc., of Spokane, as director of strategic planning. Cyan, the maker of the hot-selling Myst and Riven computer games, says...

Costco OKs deal to buy Valley land

Costco Wholesale Corp., the big Issaquah, Wash.-based membership warehouse chain, has agreed to buy land in the Spokane Valley from Home Depot USA Inc. and hopes to build a new, bigger store there to replace its outlet at the periphery of downtown...

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