Spokane Journal of Business

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Bouten constructs new $3.2 million corporate office

Spokane-based general contractor Bouten Construction Co. has started building a new two-story, $3.2 million corporate office building for itself at 627 N. Napa, just 10 feet away from its current offices at the same address...


Cooled by the Sun: Spokane engineers produce solar-powered refrigeration system

A Moses Lake, Wash.-based applied solar company with a team of engineers based here has invented a mobile refrigeration system that runs entirely on solar power. ...


Interstate expansion

In a matter of months, First Interstate BancSystem Inc. will go from having no presence to a prominent foothold in the Inland Northwest banking community. ...


Spokane Fintech startup launches expense software

The founders of Spokane-based financial technology startup Obloco Inc., which does business as XpenseOne, say they’re laying the groundwork this year to make their cloud-based expense reporting software a staple product in the realm...


GeoEngineers broadens its leadership structure

Following the retirement of the Spokane office's founder James Harakas in 2015, engineering concern GeoEngineers Inc. has transitioned to a group leadership approach while still being involved in several prominent projects in the Spokane area....


Architects maintain steady flow of design projects

Three prominent Spokane architecture concerns—Bernardo|Wills Architects PC, ALSC Architects PS, and NAC Architecture—say they’ve been enjoying a steady stream of design work this year that includes a mixture of both public and private projects. ...


U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park concept

This conceptual drawing shows what a walkway within the U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park could look like when the $16.5 million renovation of the iconic downtown feature is completed. ...


SBA lending in Spokane District reaches $226.7 million

Total lending backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Inland Northwest rose $8.3 million through fiscal year 2018, data compiled by SBA indicates....

Tate Technology plans to expand into larger space in Valley

Spokane-based electronics manufacturer Tate Technology Inc. plans to relocate to larger quarters in Spokane Valley to accommodate the company’s growth—and also to make way for the North Spokane Corridor freeway project...

Tampiens buy another downtown structure

Spokane-based 4 Degrees Real Estate co-founder Jordan Tampien and his wife, Whitney, have purchased a two-story building on the west end of downtown, and they plan to convert the second floor into Airbnb-style short-term lodging space...

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