Spokane Journal of Business

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Big housing development planned near Indian Trail

Greenstone Corp., a Spokane development company, is planning to develop a 174-home planned-unit development on nearly 96 acres of land between Barnes Road and Shawnee Avenue west of Indian Trail Road, says Greenstone President Jim Frank.The is a...

Lucent unit to open office in the Valley

Avaya Inc., an $8.3-billion-a-year subsidiary of Lucent Technologies, will open a corporate sales office in the Spokane Valley, a company spokeswoman says.Mary Thiele, of Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Avaya (pronounced uh-VY-uh), says the company to...

Rosauers execs leaving; its Cd’A store will close

Three top executives have left or are leaving Rosauers Supermarkets Inc. following the companys acquisition by URM Stores Inc. this summer.In addition, Spokane-based Rosauers is closing its sole Coeur dAlene location, saying that outlet has...

Spokane concern teams with U of I, pill maker

In an aggressive new public-private partnership, a Spokane biotechnology company has joined with a Lolo, Mont., biotech manufacturer and the University of Idaho to launch a venture that expects to commercialize an innovative method for extracting U...

Helping impulse shoppers resist

William Schara doesnt merely crunch numbers for a living. Hell help you crunch your personal budget numbers, too, so youll know precisely when youve blown your entertainment budget or need to hold off on a clothing purchase.The Spokane a...

Call center to open at U-City mall

ICT Group Inc., of Langhorne, Pa., is said to be planning a call center in the University City Shopping Center here that will employ 650 people eventually.The company, a publicly traded customer-service and call-center operation, has leased feet...

Downtown’s east end bustles

Big plans are in the works that could spur revitalization at the east end of downtown Spokane, but developers have led a resurgence on their own in recent months with a passel of smaller projects.A handful of companies and businessmen have old a...

Job growth picks up here

The Spokane-area economy has been adding jobs at a much faster pace so far this year than it did during 1999.Through the first half of the year, an average of nearly 4,000 more people were employed here than in the year-earlier months, according...

Executive pay continues rise

When it came to their own paychecks, the executives of Spokane-area publicly traded companies collectively fared much better in the most recent fiscal year than did their employers.An annual Journal of Business analysis of the compensation of 75...

Paper Direct slapped with bankruptcy petition

Three Western Washington companies have filed an involuntary petition against Paper Direct Inc., a Spokane maker of corrugated shipping cartons and a distributor of paper products, apparently seeking to force Paper Direct into liquidation under the...

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