Spokane Journal of Business

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Millwood sets stage to attract business

The little city of Millwood is in the midst of a transformation, some say, with several projects in the works that are aimed at improving infrastructure and attracting new businesses. Surrounded by the city of Spokane Valley on three sides, Millwood cove...

Five Spokane property owners seek zone changes on 17 parcels

Five Spokane-area developers are seeking changes in land-use designations on parcels they own in Spokane to make them consistent with current or adjacent uses, say consultants who represent the owners in zone-change requests submitted to the city. Land-u...

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Spokane Sportsplex is closer to becoming reality

For years, the idea of building a multipurpose sports complex in Spokane that could host regional and national sporting events has been on the wish lists of sports and economic development proponents alike. A funding mechanism for such a multimillion-dol...

Fairchild Air Force Base plans to build $10 million dormitory

Fairchild Air Force Base is in the design phase of a planned three-story, 79,400-square-foot dormitory to be used by students of the Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape course. Plans for the building include 150 double-occupancy, dorm-style rooms, ...

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Spokane-area building permit volume breaks record

Building permit values for Spokane County, the city of Spokane, and the city of Spokane Valley’s combined hit $1.13 billion in 2017, a record high, records indicate. That’s greater than the previous record from 2013, which totaled $1.03 billion....

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In most cases, new tax law is good for business

The recently passed, voluminous Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains several big changes, many of which are expected to benefit businesses, Spokane tax advisers say. Anson Avery, accountant and owner of Anson Avery CPA PLLC, says he’s already put in over 6...

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Small Spokane-area airports aim high on development

Recent improvements and increased activity at two small Spokane-area airports—Deer Park Airport and Felts Field—have both of them planning for future development, officials say. “We’re very proud of recent acquisitions at the airport and the spee...

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Projects ignited in Coeur d’Alene

Tony Berns, ignite cda executive director, says one of the largest projects the urban renewal agency is focusing on this year is the creation of a third redevelopment district—the Atlas District. As currently proposed, the new district would occupy 54 ...

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Envisioned stadium site located just east of Spokane Arena

Spokane Public Schools and city of Spokane officials have proposed a possible site for a new high school sports stadium to be located east of the Spokane Veteran’s Memorial Arena. The Journal reported last month that the school district is looking for ...

Last Metropolitan Mortgage payments could come this year

Investors who lost tens of millions of dollars when Spokane-based Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities Co. and affiliate Summit Securities Inc. shut down about 14 years ago could receive a final distribution late this year from trusts set up to recoup some ...

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