Spokane Journal of Business

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Developers buy up land at Liberty Lake Center

Three companies in which Spokane developer Steve Schmautz is involved have bought three acres of land in the Liberty Lake area for future commercial development.The newly acquired parcels were among the last available small pieces of land in the...

Bank plans new office in tech park

Colfax, Wash.-based Bank of Whitman is seeking regulatory approval to build a branch office next year in the Pacific Northwest Technology Park being developed on the West Plains by Granite Investments LLC, of Spokane.The bank has applied to the...

Two meat distributors merge operations here

S&P Foods Inc., a longtime Spokane meat producer, merged the operations of a large competitor here, Hathaway Meats Inc., into its own operations in October, and the beefed-up wholesaler is expected to post $55 million to $60 million in sales in Tim...

INTEC eyes joint facility with archives

A new suitor is trying to team up with Washington states Division of Archives and Records Management to develop the long-proposed Eastern Regional Archives facility, and wants to see the structure built in or near downtown Spokane.The new is a...

Hollister-Stier to make extracts for Florida firm

Spokane allergy-products maker Hollister-Stier Laboratories LLC has signed an agreement to supply allergenic extracts to Aero Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Pompano Beach, Fla., that is expected to boost production at the Spokane plant by 20 percent, of...

MSC hikes rates for some plans

MSC incorporated as Premera Blue Cross, one of Eastern Washingtons biggest health-plan providers, has implemented a 24 percent rate hike for its small-employer pool, through which it serves about 50,000 workers in Eastern Washington.Although a...

Cooking up classy crab cakes

HAYDEN, IdahoNeiman Marcus products? Straight from Hayden, Idaho?Its true. Though the prestigious Dallas retailer might not peddle its crystal champagne buckets and ermine bathrobes around here, the gourmet frozen crab cakes and seafood a...

Cheney chamber plans to serve all of West Plains

The Cheney Chamber of Commerce has changed its name to the West Plains Chamber of Commerceand says it now will represent the business interests in all of western Spokane County. Already, the organization is attending to details as diverse as a...

Group buys 64 acres on West Plains

An unidentified group of Spokane developers has bought a long-standing, 64-acre West Plains farm around which major industrial developments have sprouted in recent years.The land, which previously was owned by Adams Family Farm LLC, is located 2...

Lowry touts freight hub in Eastern Washington

The Spokane area could benefit economically if a conceptual strategy unveiled earlier this year to turn Moses Lake into a major inland freight hubessentially moving some shipping activity across the Cascades from Seattlewere to materialize, it...

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