Spokane Journal of Business

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District 81 to buy land east of LC

With the renovation and expansion of Lewis & Clark High School looming just 14 months away, Spokane School District 81 is taking steps to buy most of a city block just east of the downtown-area school that it says is crucial for the expansion. and...

Asia’s woes send ripples here

Ask your lunch partners how the Asian financial crisis has affected their businesses and youll likely get a blank stare.But ask Tom Hill of Spokane computer-printer maker Output Technology Corp., or Richard Hanson at heavy-equipment RAHCO or a...

High-tech council emerges

A nonprofit alliance has been formed here with the backing of some of Spokanes biggest high-technology players to grow the high-tech industry in the Spokane Valley and to make it more attractive to out-of-town companies that are looking to from &...

Mars owner says debt to city is nearly paid

Spokane Mars Limited Partnership contends it has paid nearly all of a gambling-tax debt that has led the city of Spokane to try to convert Spokane Mars U.S. Bankruptcy Court case here from a reorganization to a liquidation.Rob Saucier, Spokane...

John Stone plans more apartments in Seattle

John Stone Development LLC, of Spokane, plans to develop two more apartment complexes near downtown Seattle that together are expected to cost about $15.5 million. They will include a total of 119 apartment units.The company, which is owned by a...

Congress gives light-rail here initial OK

Congress has included a light-rail system for Spokane in the final version of a major federal transportation-spending bill that now is awaiting a signature from President Clinton. The legislation eventually could lead to federal spending of about a...

Ten credit unions here team up to put in ATMs

Ten Spokane credit unions have formed an alliance to create a network of automated teller machines (ATMs) in the Spokane area to provide improved service to their members.Meanwhile, three of those credit unions also plan to open a joint branch a...

Redmond concern eyes expansion potential here

SeaMed Corp., a large Redmond, Wash.-based company that designs and manufactures medical devices for a number of major medical companies, is eyeing the Spokane area as a place for possible future expansion, says Ed Rampy, the companys chief very...

Columbia Lighting expands

Columbia Lighting Inc., the Spokane-based maker of fluorescent lighting fixtures, plans to add about 70 people to its work force here within the next month so it can manufacture an additional product line.The new full-time workers will bring in...

Big West Terrace project looms

A trio of developers from the Tacoma, Wash., area plans to develop a multimillion-dollar business park on part of the still-vacant property on the West Plains where Spokane-based Inland Power & Light Co. sought unsuccessfully for years to develop a...

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