Spokane Journal of Business

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Strong development key to Kootenai County recovery

North Idaho wasn’t exempted from the pandemic-induced economic crisis of 2020, but the entire state may be recovering slightly faster than most of the country, contends Sam Wolkenhauer, Post Falls-based labor economist for the Idaho Department of Labor....

Bellingham investor acquires portion of Village at Riverstone

A Bellingham, Washington-based real estate investment company has bought the 93,000-square-foot commercial portion of the mixed-use Village at Riverstone, in Coeur d’Alene. The company, All Terr LLC, purchased the property from Coeur d'Alene-based Id...

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Forest Fortunes: PotlatchDeltic, Clearwater Paper find unexpected demand during tumultuous times

The notion that two of the Inland Northwest’s publicly-traded companies, one that manufactures wood products and the other that makes paper products, would see a surge in demand during a pandemic may once have seemed hard to fathom. ...

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Rapid expansion envisioned at Deer Park Business & Industrial Center

The Deer Park Business & Industrial Center is on track to more than double its developed space within the next three years, and further growth is envisioned within five years. ...

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Gee Automotive acquires Boise-based Lyle Pearson Auto Group

Gee Automotive Group, of Liberty Lake, has acquired Boise-based Lyle Pearson Auto Group. Ryan Gee, CEO of Gee Automotive Group, declines to disclose the terms of the transaction, which closed Nov. 18....

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Stronger Pulse: MultiCare adds cardiac rehab center in Spokane Valley

MultiCare Health System is expanding its cardiac rehabilitation services with the opening of a new Pulse Heart Institute center in Spokane Valley. Kevin Maloney, MultiCare’s Inland Northwest media relations manager, says the new Pulse center will ...

Extra credit for helping nonprofits is coming

As 2020 continues its arduous march to an end, Inland Northwest financial advisers, tax preparers, and heads of nonprofits are reminding clients and benefactors about a charitable giving tax benefit included in the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, ...

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Two Spokane medical clinics plan expansions, with more to come

Two Spokane-area health care providers—Community Health Association of Spokane and MultiCare Rockwood Clinic—are expanding spaces to increase patient capacity and services, say project representatives....

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Q&A with Storybook Trees owner Emory Clark

At age 81, Emory Clark is just about as spry and enthusiastic as he was at age 14. That’s when he started selling wild, hand-cut Christmas trees to a friend’s uncle. Decades later, he still harvests wild trees, which he sells wholesale. ...

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Bill would expand incentives for retirement savings

Proposed federal legislation some are calling SECURE Act 2.0 likely would encourage saving for retirement by expanding on legislation passed in 2019, local financial consultants and planners say. ...

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