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Inland Asphalt receives $15 million in road jobs

Inland Asphalt Co., of Spokane, has been awarded more than $15 million in road construction projects by the Washington state Department of Transportation.The largest of the projects, a $6.9 million contract for the resurfacing of Mission Avenue...

Cousins turn ideas into reality

POST FALLSCousins Cory Siverson and Chad MacDonald say theyre like everyone elselooking for that million-dollar idea.To get where theyre going, though, they help other companies and individuals develop their ideas.Their young venture,...

West Plains to get 870 apartments

Companies headed by prominent Spokane developer Dick Vandervert have two big West Plains apartment projects in the works that are to include 870 living units and are to be built at a total cost of nearly $56 million.Work already is under way on...

Big residential project proposed in Post Falls

POST FALLSThe city of Post Falls is considering annexing 320 acres of land that would be developed into a residential subdivision with nearly 1,200 housing units. The proposal by a group called Prairie Falls LLC features plans for 879 homes to...

Aurora expects rapid growth

Spokane software developer Aurora Consulting Group says it expects to generate tens of millions of dollars in additional revenue in the next 18 months through strong ties it has forged with software giant Microsoft Corp., a relationship thats to...

First North Spokane Corridor project looms

After decades of discussion and planning, work on the nearly $1 billion North Spokane Corridor project, known more commonly as the north-south freeway, now is just a matter of weeks from getting under way.The Washington state Department of this...

Meineke stores here bought by new company

Spokanes three Meineke Discount Mufflers stores have been bought by a new company thats affiliated with a big Meineke franchisee in Portland, Ore.The Spokane-based company, SRD Inc., also has a license to open a fourth Meineke store in the a...

A place for ‘apictionados’

COEUR DALENEDan Dolezal describes his Coeur dAlene business, the Camera Corral, as basically a toy store for adults, himself included. A Fuji panorama camera recently came into the shop through a trade-in and left again right awayin He...

Worthy readies garage project

Spokane developer Walt Worthy, who is rehabilitating the Davenport Hotel, says he hopes to begin erecting a seven-story parking garage just southeast of the downtown landmark in September and to complete it by the end of the year.He says hed a...

Retail sales took jump last year

Taxable retail sales in Spokane County rose a healthy 6.7 percent last year to $5.6 billion, outpacing gains in 1999, when they rose 6.3 percent to $5.2 billion.Within the city of Spokane, taxable sales climbed 6.1 percent last year to $3.2 also...

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