Spokane Journal of Business

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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 ...

Cd’A 2030 selects event center consultant

Coeur d’Alene nonprofit CDA 2030 has selected HVS Convention, Sports & Entertainment Facilities Consulting, of Chicago, to conduct a market analysis and feasibility study for a potential performing arts and events center in the Coeur d’Alene area, say...

Spokane gets wheels turning on bike-share program

The city of Spokane hopes to select a company to research and design a potential bike-share program here this week. Bike-sharing programs are designed to provide users the ability to pick up a bicycle at any self-serve bike-station and return it to any ...

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Joe Albi Stadium alternatives in works

The need for three new middle schools—one of which may be located near Joe Albi Stadium on Spokane’s North Side—has Spokane Public Schools giving thought to potentially working with city officials on the idea of building a stadium near downtown. M...

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Piecing together downtown Spokane’s parking puzzle

Of the various parking issues in the city, the lack of leasable spaces for downtown workers is the most concerning, says Downtown Spokane Partnership’s Andrew Rolwes. In August, the DSP surveyed 15 parking lots and garages in the downtown core, says R...

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Spokane groups strategize for legislative session

Spokane-area interests are working to inform lawmakers about their priorities as the state Legislature prepares to convene its 2018 session, which they say will focus heavily on passing a capital budget and continuing education mandates. The Legislature...

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