Spokane Journal of Business

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Wal-Mart is considering expanding Valley store

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the giant Bentonville, Ark.-based retail chain, is looking to expand its store in the Spokane Valley into a supercenter store that would carry groceries, in addition to its typical mix of general merchandise.Wal-Mart has an...

Lydig Construction gets $29.9 million U-High job

Central Valley School District has selected Lydig Construction Inc., of Spokane, to build the planned new University High School in the Spokane Valley.Dave Jackman, the school districts director of auxiliary services, says the project, near of...

Bringing oceanic life inland

Helen Givens grew up not far from the Oregon coast, became a competitive swimmer at an early age, dreamed as a child about being a mermaid, and developed a lasting appreciation for aquatic life.Given such a background, its not surprising that...

Defaults here keep on rising

The number of foreclosures in Spokane County will climb into record territory this year if a current upward trend doesnt soften.A total of 691 foreclosures on deeds of trust were recorded through August of this year here, up about 24 percent a...

Telect IPO tells lucrative tale

Perhaps the biggest challenge Liberty Lake-based Telect Inc. faces as it evolves from a family-owned business to a Nasdaq-traded public company is managing its phenomenal growth, which continues to gobble up manufacturing capacity as fast as its...

Market warms to used clothing

Scented candles flicker warmly in a cluster near the register. Racks display flowing skirts, tailored pantsuits, classic dresses, and elegant wool coats with some of the most recognizable labels in fashion: Liz Claiborne, Anne Klein, Jones New and...

Biotech focus emerges here

Cheese makers, dairies, and brewers sprinkled around the U.S. are using prototype equipment developed by a young Spokane biotech company to count live bacteria or yeast during their production processes. The market for the product, born in the labs...

Garco starts Colville Aladdin plant

Garco Construction Inc., of Spokane, has started work on the new, $4.5 million manufacturing and administrative facility in Colville, Wash., announced recently by Aladdin Hearth ProductsConstruction began last month on the about pre-engineered a...

Work gets under way on retail center

The Sullivan Group LLC, a development company here headed by Spokane real estate executive Mark Pinch, has broken ground on an about $2 million retail center in the Spokane Valley.Pinch says the project, which is located at 506 N. Sullivan, is...

Chef plans production kitchen in Rathdrum

A new North Idaho company called Kettle Works plans to make soups and sauces for the restaurant industry at a new food-processing plant now under construction in Rathdrum, Idaho.The 21,000-square-foot production kitchen being built in the Thayer...

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