Spokane Journal of Business

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Liberty Lake park gets rolling

Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co., of Spokane, is feeling bullish about the potential for its Liberty Lake Center business park project following its first three land sales there.Metropolitan expects the center eventually will include 50 to...

Hecla hopes to dam red ink

Hecla Mining Co. officials believe the Coeur dAlene companys 1998 tally sheet will show more silver, less gold, and no red.Red ink, that is. For the first time in eight years, Hecla expects in 1998 to show an annual profit. That would be for...

Federal Express eyeing project in Coeur dÂ’Alene

Memphis, Tenn.-based Federal Express has been considering moving ahead with a project in Coeur dAlene, but isnt elaborating on its plans.Jess Bunn, a spokesman for the big overnight cargo company, says Federal Express doesnt have a lease...

Michaels chooses site for another new store

Michaels Stores Inc., the big Dallas-based retailer of arts, crafts, and home-decor items, plans to open a new store in the Spokane Valley Plaza shopping center just south of Interstate 90 and east of Sullivan Road.Michaels has agreed to lease a...

WAM plans to build call center for Dakotah

WAM Enterprises Inc., of Spokane, is buying a piece of land in Liberty Lake and plans to construct a new call center there for Dakotah Direct Inc., the big Spokane-based telemarketing concern.The new building will be constructed on a 1.7-acre in...

Empire Financial sues one of its former execs

Empire Financial Group Inc. and its affiliated companies, which together are the target of both a federal civil lawsuit and a state securities investigation, have filed suit in Spokane County Superior Court against one of their former the new suit,...

UI sets big plans for park

POST FALLSFrom a spare Jacklin Land Co. office inside the newest building at the Riverbend Commerce Park here, Doug McQueen is busy drafting big plans for the University of Idahos research park project, which is slated for property next to the...

TCI fires up digital TV service

TCI of Washington, which became Spokanes cable-TV provider a little over a year ago, is beginning to flex its digital muscles here.The company, a part of Denver-based giant Telecommunications Inc., has launched a new service here called Cable...

H-P to add 50 more jobs here

Hewlett-Packard Co.s Spokane division, which primarily designs and manufactures radio-frequency test equipment, plans to hire as many as 50 additional workers here this year and is adding temporary space to ease overcrowding at its Liberty Lake a...

Valley couplet would displace 75 to 95 homes

A 2.5-mile one-way couplet proposed along the Sprague Avenue corridor in the Spokane Valley would displace between 25 and 30 single-family homes, some 50 to 65 mobile homes, and a seven-unit apartment complex, according to a draft supplemental on A...

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