Spokane Journal of Business

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Land Rover secures site downtown

The Bellevue, Wash.-based company that owns Land Rover Spokane has bought a former Cadillac and Infiniti dealership site on the west side of Adams Street between Second and Third avenues and plans to move its sport-utility vehicle dealership there...

Battery chain set to enter Spokane area

Spokane natives John Keegan and Lynette Byrne say they have entered into a franchise agreement with Batteries Plus, a Wisconsin-based retail chain, and plan to open three Batteries Plus stores here over the next two years.The franchisees say of...

Health care is bigger in Kootenai’s economy

Kootenai County may be most commonly known as a tourist destination, but its economy increasingly is bolstered by the health-care industry.Health-care jobs account for one of the biggest chunks of the countys total payroll, far exceeding the...

City begins long process to create a ‘street utility’

The city of Spokane quietly has begun building a case for a dramatically different way to fund street repairs here.Spurned last spring by voters, who overwhelmingly rejected a property-tax-supported bond issue to fix the streets, and dubious to...

Intec finds second role in economy

Representatives from a German energy company and a Quincy, Wash., dairy farm met last month at the downtown Spokane offices of the Inland Northwest Technology Education Center, or Intec, to hash out a plan to turn cow manure into electrical power a...

WSU-Spokane proposes big new nursing facility

Washington State University at Spokane says it will ask legislators to approve pre-design funds for a new facility for its College of Nursing, the second of three academic buildings the school hopes to construct at Riverpoint Higher Education Park...

Kalispels add on to Airway Heights casino

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has launched a $6.9 million expansion of its Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights, and has bought 140 acres of land a block west of the casino for future development.Separately, the 340-member tribe is building...

Of Reiki, body wraps, and Chi

HAYDEN LAKEIn the mood for an acupuncture facial? An herbal wrap? A massage, followed by a gourmet vegetarian meal, in stately surroundings?All of those services are available at Fusion Medi-Spa, a 9-month-old Hayden Lake venture.Fusion a...

Big plaza proposed on U.S. 2

A large retail, office, and apartment development called Pine Water Plaza is being proposed on a 40-acre site along U.S. 2 just north of Spokane.The Spokane office of CLC Associates Inc. has requested from Spokane County a zone reclassification...

Convention project tasks loom

With its four-year timetable, the much-anticipated Spokane Convention Center expansion and remodel project is more like a marathon than a 100-yard dash.Still, the Spokane Regional Public Facilities District will be sprinting during the next to...

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