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Opportunity awaits in Spokane’s Opportunity Zones

A year after 11 Spokane-area neighborhoods were designated as Opportunity Zones, at least one advocate says Spokane is starting to see some investment activity. ...

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Growing volunteerism with Spokane Gives

The Spokane Gives initiative, a program that Mayor David Condon says started as a friendly challenge...

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$122 million dedicated to public projects in Spokane County

The recently passed state capital budget includes about $122 million for 65 projects in Spokane...

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AIA promotes architects as advocates

When most of us think of architects, we probably think of building designers and creative types...

Hope House garners $13 million for downtown project

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission has approved $237 million for construction...

Lime scooters, bikes to return to Spokane May 13

After a successful pilot study downtown, Lime bikes and scooters soon will return to the streets of Spokane. The distinctive green pedal-assist bikes and electric scooters will be available throughout much of the city starting Monday, May 13...

The core of downtown Spokane’s parking woes

A recent downtown parking study doesn’t acknowledge the need for a greater concentration of parking in the city’s core, observers say. ...

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Underutilized worker rate likely has declined in Spokane area

As unemployment rates have dropped in recent years, the underutilized workforce appears to have declined with it, Spokane-area labor experts say. At the county level, however, it’s hard to say conclusively. ...

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Spokane Valley’s industrial evolution

The city of Spokane Valley is taking some of the uncertainty out of development on an 840-acre northeast industrial area, near Barker Road and Trent Avenue. The goal is to save developers time and money by providing them with both a traffic analysis and...

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Lisa Brown: An Inland influence on Commerce

Veteran Spokane politician Lisa Brown has started a new role as director of the Washington state Department of Commerce, a position that she hopes will be enriched by both her previous experience serving in the state Legislature...

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