Spokane Journal of Business

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The Journal’s View: Increase in construction of housing likely not enough

Builders are adding housing in the Spokane market at a pace that keeps up with Spokane’s growing population currently, but not enough to make up for the deficit in inventory created in the first half of the 2010s. Local elected officials should be ...

Guest Commentary: Our economy works best when consumers pick winners

Poland and America are like two trains passing each other in opposite directions. That is becoming increasingly clear. The key question looking forward: “Will government or consumers drive our economy?” Poland broke the shackles of Soviet communist ...

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Four proposed subdivisions to have nearly 300 units

Nearly 300 residential units are planned in four subdivisions throughout Spokane, according to separate pre-development applications filed with the city. Whipple Consulting Engineers Inc., headquartered in Spokane Valley, is the engineer and surveyor for...

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Acceleration physical therapy practice plans $2.2 million new building

Dave Jeter and Beth Sweigert, owners and founders of Acceleration Physical Therapy PLLC, plan to construct a $2.2 million clinic at 701 S. Sherman, where they plan to move their practice from leased space on the South Hill, says Jeter. The ...

Used-car dealership planned at former Jim’s Home Brew site

The old Jim’s Home Brew Supply building at 2619 N. Division will be turned into a third location for Airway Heights-based auto dealership Cal Cars, pre-development conference application documents filed with the city of Spokane show. Representatives ...

Tenant improvements underway for Caliber Collision Center

The city of Spokane has issued a building permit for remodel work valued at $750,000 for a new auto body shop in a building at 6430 N. Lidgerwood, east of the Lowes Cos. home improvement store on Spokane’s North Side. Caliber Collision Centers...

New Wells Fargo branch envisioned on South Hill

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. has begun planning a new bank branch inside the Lincoln Heights Shopping Center, on Spokane’s South Hill, says Juan Lopez, Wells Fargo’s senior communications consultant. The branch will be located at ...

Transblue franchise debuts in Spokane

Local entrepreneur and 20-year U.S. Marine Corps and Navy veteran Zach Simms is opening an exterior design and construction management company in downtown Spokane. Transblue LLC is headquartered in the greater Seattle area and began franchising in 2019. ...

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WSU's Gleason Institute for Neuroscience to open next week

Washington State University's Steve Gleason Institute for Neuroscience will open its adaptive technology center to the public , by appointment, Monday, Oct. 4....

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Taxing Concerns: Spokane bankers question proposed IRS reporting mandate

Spokane-area community banks and credit unions are unified in opposition to proposed federal legislation that would require them to report to the IRS on the deposits and withdrawals of all business and personal accounts with a balance of more than $600. ...

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