Spokane Journal of Business

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Low-income housing land bank launched in Spokane

The Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium, with help from Inland Northwest credit unions, have launched a land bank to help ease financial barriers to developing low-income housing, says Ben Stuckart, executive director of the housing consortium....


Spokane Industries forges ahead

The new owners of Spokane Valley-based foundry Spokane Industries Inc. say the company is responding positively to changes they’ve made since purchasing it earlier this year from brothers Greg and Tyrus Tenold. Pat and Lisa Turner claim that ...


Misery Index regains relevance

Fifty years ago, the U.S. economy was facing a combination of high inflation and unemployment, which brought about the creation of the misery index. Used to help measure general economic distress felt by the average citizen, the misery index originally ...


StanCraft Boat diversifies, sees strong growth

Hayden-based StanCraft Boat Co. has been experiencing strong growth with a 30% increase in total sales since the start of the pandemic, says Jory Schmeling, vice president of manufacturing at the handmade wooden boat manufacturing company. ...


Copenhaver prepares land near base for development

The owners of Copenhaver Construction Inc. have started planning for the development of 89 acres of commercial- and industrial-zoned land just west of Airway Heights, says co-owner Guy Copenhaver. Prairie Ridge LLC, a real estate property investment...


Rail-Truck Transload Facility work moves ahead

Construction crews are preparing for the installation of a 182,560-square-foot concrete staging area for the Rail-Truck Transload Facility near the Spokane International Airport, says Todd Woodard, director of marketing and public affairs for the airport....


Meet & Greet with Cd’A Association of Realtors’ Katherine Morgan

Katherine Morgan began her duties as CEO of the Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors the first week of August, taking over for Ali Taylor, who had been with the association for 23 years. In her new role, Morgan, 38, will oversee a team of five people...


Taylor’d Containers pivots to firefighter-training modules

Taylor Rowan is bringing the heat to the shipping container market with the fabrication of custom-made, compact, mobile firefighter training modules, that the industry refers to as props, that are designed for fire departments to have access to a training...


Young Spokane fintech Haploos goes public (sector)

Spokane-based fintech company Haploos Inc. has received clearances from three federal government departments that company CEO Josh Arritola hopes will open up new markets for its virtual credit card. This spring, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban ...


Restaurateurs hope to strike gold in old Prospector’s space

The former operators of Bigfoot Pub & Eatery are opening a restaurant and live music venue in the former Prospectors Bar & Grill space in the Wandermere area, on Spokane’s North Side. John and Shadda Lee, who are husband and wife, plan to open Hammers ...

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