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Airway Heights officials stunt growth, some say

Saying the city of Airway Heights is shutting down many construction projects by enforcing its building regulations too stringently, some Airway Heights businessmen are concerned that city officials are hurting business development in the small of...

Making ‘trax’ off the beaten path

Doyle Knight has grown accustomed to taking the road less traveled, both literally and figuratively.For about 10 years, the Deer Lake, Wash., man has been negotiating unexpected switchbacks and detours while seeking to develop and bring to a for...

GMAC Mortgage to hire 50

GMAC Mortgage Corp., a Horsham, Pa.-based mortgage-loan company, is growing exponentially in Spokane and in the Pacific Northwest, says Marco Begovich, the companys Spokane-based senior vice president and division manager.The company just...

West Plains growth dampened

Water problems that have plagued a host of West Plains construction projects, including most recently work on the BFGoodrich airplane brake plant, now may also be putting a wet blanket on commercial and industrial development efforts in an area for...

Office tower proposed here

A development company here is working to sign tenants for a proposed $35 million-to-$40 million skyscraper in downtown Spokane, sources close to the project say.The sources decline to divulge the name of the development company, but say it has a...

Indoor soccer facility planned for Spokane

Willi Aigner, a Portland, Ore., man who owns an indoor soccer facility there, plans to open a similar facility in the Spokane Valley by fall, says Brian Dreves, who will manage the soccer center here.The facility, which will be called the Soccer...

Dealers Auto Auction of Spokane expands here

Dealers Auto Auction of Spokane, a 6-year-old vehicle wholesaler, has been in its new, enlarged auction facility on the West Plains for only about two yearsand its already expanding.Its adding three sales lanes to the facilitys auction a...

State denies application by Spokane hospitals

The Washington state Department of Health has denied a joint certificate of need application by Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital for a 25-bed transitional-care unit at Holy Family.In transitional care, a short-term, is for to...

Green buys building on Stevens downtown

Greg Green, a Spokane telecommunications entrepreneur and former Nextlink Communications Inc. executive, has bought the Levy Block Building at 118 N. Stevens downtown through his company, Gregory Inc., and plans to renovate the structure for use as...

Investors to operate Layrite plant

A group of 10 investors from Spokane and Seattle has bought the Layrite Products Co. property on Trent Avenue and plans to resume production at the defunct Spokane companys idle block plant, says Chris McDevitt, one of the investors.The group...

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