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What’s Happening With: Pipeline2Space

Pipeline2Space Inc. is well-grounded in the propulsion technology that will enable it to send cargo to space on a rapid-fire basis, claims Mark Russell, CEO of the Spokane-based company, who describes himself as a third-generation miner with his eyes ...


Popular Founders Live pitch event to come to Spokane

Founders Live, a Seattle-based media company for entrepreneurs, is bringing its popular 99-second pitch competition to Eastern Washington with a pitch and happy-hour networking event Jan. 12, in Spokane Valley....

Apartments proposed in West Central

Spokane Valley-based Kodiak General Contracting is preparing to construct a $1.2 million apartment building at 1801 W. Mallon, about a half-mile west of the Spokane County Courthouse, according to pending permit information on file with the city ...


Six attorneys form Riverside Law Group

A group of attorneys who formerly practiced at Spokane-based law firm Witherspoon Kelley has joined a couple of independent attorneys to form Riverside Law Group PLLC. Member attorney Matthew Crotty says he changed the name of his firm from ...

Equitable access to education is an essential goal

Growing up, I had the opportunity to play baseball in my town’s recreation league system—then, for my age group, it was called the Pee Wee league—I had no idea who our team sponsors were, but I loved the free red hat and T-shirt we were given as ...


Cybersecurity, workforce top concerns for tech

Cybersecurity, privacy and data storage, technology workforce issues, and cloud migration are among the top tech concerns businesses are expected to face in the new year, says Heather Stratford, founder and CEO of Drip7 Inc., a Spokane-based cybersecurity...


Positive early outlook projected for Washington’s ag industry

The La Niña weather pattern is delivering adequate precipitation going into 2023 for some of Washington state’s leading crops, some industry experts say. According to a report from Northwest Farm Credit Services, the 12-month forecast for some of ...


Financial institutions brace for potential recession

Financial industry representatives here say that deposit volumes are expected to decrease as consumers and businesses struggle with inflation, and many signs point to a recession developing in 2023....


Inland Northwest health care systems look to stabilize

Moving into 2023, major health care systems in Spokane are projecting continued financial losses while working to stabilize margins after struggling through two years of COVID-19 surges, ongoing shortages of medical personnel, and rising costs. ...


Demand, prices for wood products expected to slow further

The wood products industry is likely to see a cooling of market volatility in 2023 as demand slows due to inflation and interest rate increases, experts say. Tim Borg, general manager at the Spokane offices of Texas-based supplier and manufacturer of ...

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