Spokane Journal of Business

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Accra-Fab to build big plant

The owners of Liberty Lake-based Accra-Fab Inc. plan to build a $6 million, 150,000-square-foot plant at Liberty Lake Center for the company, and have set aside enough land there to build a second building of similar size to accommodate the fast a...

As the Internet grows, web jobs boom here

While the Internet is opening up new advertising and sales channels for some businesses here, it also is opening the door to new jobsboth for people who work directly with the worldwide network of networks and in more conventional positions at an...

Retail vacancies litter the Valley

Retail growth is at a standstill along some corridors in the Spokane Valley, and the vacancy rate for retail property there is higher than in most other parts of the Spokane area.Though Costco Wholesale Corp. has said its looking at moving its...

TW Wireless works to offer service here

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Software developer in Valley reaches nationwide

Dave Lenartz cant seem to take his Technet hat off.For nearly a decade, the Spokane software entrepreneur and other founders of that support group to high-tech companies here have sought ways to bolster Spokanes technology industries. In has...

STA starts condemnation process for light-rail land

The Spokane Transit Authority has taken steps to condemn about 14 acres of land near the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center to use as right of way for a proposed light-rail line and as a site for a passenger station.STA filed a petition in late a...

WTB set to invade Seattle area

Spokane-based Washington Trust Bank plans to enter the Seattle market soon with a limited-service branch, says Lea Werner, the banks spokeswoman.Washington Trust plans to offer through the new branch customized business and personal financial...

Spokane Railway plans to become Numerica

Spokane Railway Credit Union plans to change its name to Numerica Credit Union to reflect the nature of its expanding membership base more accurately, says Robyn Baird, senior marketing specialist for the credit union.The new name will go into a...

Gonzaga to build housing on former law school site

Gonzaga University plans to raze in July the soon-to-be-vacated building that currently houses the library and classrooms for its School of Law, and build in the structures place three apartment buildings for student housing.The apartment will...

Tapping the bucks of the Irish

COEUR DALENE Ilene Moss suspects that theres a mischievous leprechaun loose in the land who steals Irish-wool knit hats.She sells such hats at her Coeur dAlene shop, All Things Irish; the funny thing is, she says, most of the people who...

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