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EWU considers adding two doctoral programs

Eastern Washington University is considering adding doctoral-level programs in biotechnology and computer science, two areas of industry that Spokane economic-development interests have identified as hot prospects for growth here, EWU President and...

Bomb Pops, Big Dippers ice sales

What-A-Melon Bomb Pops, Firecracker Jrs., and Strawberry Burst Big Dippers are among the wares of Spokane-based Rainbow Ice Cream Novelties.Its tools of the trade include 10 small, three-wheeled vehicles, each equipped with a freezer chest and a...

Sheet-metal fabricator is surging

This year has been a wild ride for Sytech Inc., a 3-year-old Spokane precision sheet-metal fabricator whose sales, employment, and shop size have rocketed ahead in recent months. The small Spokane Valley company, which primarily serves the and 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...

Three buildings planned at North Idaho College

North Idaho College, in Coeur dAlene, is seeking architects to design two new buildings on campus that together are expected to cost nearly $16 million.In addition, the college already has hired an architect to design a third building, a an of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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