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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...

3M expands operation here

3M, the huge international company that acquired Spokane-based American Electronic Sign Co. late last year and renamed it 3M Dynamic Message Systems, isnt wasting any time in making its presence felt here.The Spokane business unit, now as a of...

Tech concern eyes Spokane

A Clarkston, Wash.-based developer of cooling systems for electronic components says it expects as early as 2003 to move its headquarters to Spokane and open a manufacturing plant here, both of which would employ 300 to 400 people.The company, a...

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