Spokane Journal of Business

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Coming off banner year, State Bank projects growth

Greg Deckard, president and CEO of 115-year-old State Bank Northwest, says the financial institution is poised for another strong year as it anticipates adding to its more than $140 million in assets. Last year, the bank experienced a nearly 16 percent...


Inland Northwest composite declines

The composite value of the nine Inland Northwest-based publicly traded companies dropped to $11.5 billion in the recently completed fourth quarter of 2017, a decrease of $700 million, or 5.7 percent, from the previous quarter, according to a quarterly rep...


Waste Connections Inc.: Connecting the county to recycling, composting

With the bustling economy and plethora of resulting construction projects, Waste Connections Inc.’s two Spokane County transfer stations have seen a steady increase of the amount of municipal solid waste dropped off, says Bill Stansberry, district manag...


Taking the wastefulness out of water usage

Recent growth in Washington state’s potato industry has helped to fuel an increase in demand for the services provided by the Spokane Valley office of Cascade Earth Sciences, says Steve Venner, the Washington regional manager based here. Last year’...

Journal launches its  new design

Journal launches its new design

The Journal of Business has a new look, starting with this, the third issue of our 33rd year. The makeover gives the editorial team an opportunity to tell stories with art and graphics better, complementing the written word in ways we haven’t explored ...


‘Airbnb for weddings’ launches in Spokane

Two recognizable names in the Spokane startup community are involved in launching Weddings By Owner LLC to offer a wider selection of wedding venues at a more affordable rate. Connor Simpson, son of well-known Spokane venture capitalist and etailz co-...


Small Spokane-area airports aim high on development

Recent improvements and increased activity at two small Spokane-area airports—Deer Park Airport and Felts Field—have both of them planning for future development, officials say. “We’re very proud of recent acquisitions at the airport and the spee...


Projects ignited in Coeur d’Alene

Tony Berns, ignite cda executive director, says one of the largest projects the urban renewal agency is focusing on this year is the creation of a third redevelopment district—the Atlas District. As currently proposed, the new district would occupy 54 ...

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