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Maddie’s Place finishes remodel, mulls expansion

With renovations on 2,000 square feet of space at Spokane-based Maddie’s Place completed last month, the nonprofit neonatal transitional care facility in the South Perry District now is considering an expansion, says Shaun Cross, CEO and president of...


Providence names division chief of primary care

Dr. Trace Julsen wears several different hats in the Inland Northwest’s health care field. Most recently, the Eagle River, Alaska native was named division chief of primary care for Providence Medical Group....

The Journal’s View: Mentors (i.e. you) will be key to LaunchNW’s success

Innovia Foundation has done its part in garnering $70 million in commitments so far for its LaunchNW mentoring and scholarship program. Now, the Inland Northwest business community should do its part to provide the mentorship required to make the ...

Guest Commentary: Availability of broadband access vital for Idaho’s small businesses

In an age where digital connectivity is the lifeblood of economic growth and innovation, rural small businesses in Idaho find themselves at a crossroads. According to SCORE, the nation’s leading network of mentors to America’s small business owner...


Spokane’s proposed aerospace center named ‘tech hub’

A proposed advanced aerospace manufacturing center in Spokane has received a federal designation as a “regional technology and innovation hub,” enabling advocates to pursue up to $70 million in federal funding for the project....


Home Depot considers South Hill store

The former Shopko store site on Spokane’s South Hill could become the new home to a $20 million Home Depot store....


Real estate investors double down on downtown

Despite public safety concerns and challenges associated with homelessness, significant real estate investment in downtown Spokane continues, an indication that investors have an optimistic outlook of the future of the downtown core, an industry...


Wonder Building developer eyes ‘Wonderground’ sports venue

A developer that infused life into the Wonder Building on Spokane’s North Bank now appears to be considering development of an indoor sports facility in that neighborhood, according to a pre-development application filed with the city. ...


Demand for RVs declines in INW

Growing fuel costs and rising interest rates have been slowing consumer demand for recreational vehicles and limiting sales this year, says Tony Strand, co-owner of Airway Heights RV. “It seems like the number one roadblock to people wanting to ...


Aero-Flite to expand at Spokane Airport

Aero-Flite Inc. is expanding operations at Spokane International Airport, where the aerial firefighting company is planning a 30,000-square-foot maintenance hangar to meet the needs of its growing fleet, says general manager Chris Niemann....

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