Spokane Journal of Business

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J-U-B Engineers spins off its Web-design operation

J-U-B Engineers Inc., a large, Boise-based civil engineering firm that has offices in Coeur dAlene and Spokane, has spun off its Web-design operations into a separate, Coeur dAlene-based company called Civic Mind Media Inc.Civic Mind Media a...

Work to start in March on Indian Trail center

The first phase of Sundance Plaza, a proposed 300,000-square-foot retail center along Indian Trail Road on Spokanes North Side, is scheduled to start coming out of the ground in March.That $8 million phase, which will involve construction of a...

XN Technologies starts subsidiary in England

XN Technologies Inc., of Cheney has opened a subsidiary based in York, England, in hopes of increasing its presence throughout Europe.The subsidiary, called XN Technologies Ltd., provides sales and customer-support services to the companys and...

Number of foreclosures tops 1,000 during 2000

The number of foreclosure actions filed in Spokane County last year jumped for the fifth straight year and hit 1,000 for the first timewell above the last documented peak of 853 foreclosures recorded in 1988.Meanwhile, across the border, saw a...

Rathdrum project scuttled

A Tucson, Ariz., developer has abandoned plans to create a 419-lot residential subdivision near Rathdrum, saying Kootenai Countys lack of a regional sewer plan made his project unworkable.The developer, Bing Sherwood, of Tucson-based Finger to...

Call-center industry rises here

What? Another call center coming to town?You can almost hear the collective groan coming from people who picture the creation of more low-paying, no-benefit jobs here and the prospect of their home phone ringing more frequently at though, a...

Software Spectrum booms

Software Spectrum Inc., the Garland, Texas-based software seller and technical-service provider, says it expects to add more than 300 employees here this year, giving it a total work force of around 900.Alison Eldred, the companys manager says...

KXLY starts big expansion of its studios

Spokane Television Inc., which operates a group of radio and TV stations here including KXLY-TV, has launched a big expansion and remodeling project at its broadcast center on Boone Avenue north of downtown.Garco Construction, of Spokane, began...

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