Spokane Journal of Business

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Overhauling economic development

Overhauling economic development

Greater Spokane Inc. wants to turn its model for regional economic development on its head. Todd Mielke, CEO of the organization, says the previous model wasn’t conducive to collaboration...

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A foothold on the sock market

Kyle Peterson and Zach Stensland were in high school when they started customizing their friends’ used socks in Peterson’s parents’ garage. The pair used a process called sublimation, which involves pressing dye into fabric using heat. ...

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Cooled by the Sun: Spokane engineers produce solar-powered refrigeration system

A Moses Lake, Wash.-based applied solar company with a team of engineers based here has invented a mobile refrigeration system that runs entirely on solar power. ...

Tate Technology plans to expand into larger space in Valley

Spokane-based electronics manufacturer Tate Technology Inc. plans to relocate to larger quarters in Spokane Valley to accommodate the company’s growth—and also to make way for the North Spokane Corridor freeway project...

Inland Northwest composite decline

Spokane-based Hart Capital Management Inc. says in its quarterly report that the composite value of eight Inland Northwest-based publicly traded companies fell to $11.2 billion in the 2018 third quarter ended Sept. 28...

Mind to Market funds first startups

Spokane-based Mind to Market LLC, an idea-stage accelerator and investment fund created to support startup companies, says it has provided its first $200,000 in funding to help grow five Inland Northwest startups....

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Flying in Highlands style

Although chances are most of us haven’t stopped to consider how upholstery affects our in-flight experiences, the folks at Spokane Valley-based Highlands Upholstery say designing comfortable aircraft interiors is their main area of expertise. Founde...

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Hi Ho! It’s Spokane’s Scone Ranger

David Ainley's Chrysler van features spray paint renderings of the Lone Ranger and his sidekick, wielding scones instead of pistols. In this distinctive vehicle, Ainley shuttles scones to area coffee shops and farmers markets...

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Proposed silicon smelter near Newport brings out FANSS, CANSS

A Canadian company’s proposal to construct a silicon smelting facility on a 188-acre site about 1.5 miles south of the town of Newport, Wash., has caused a rift in the community of about 1,200 residents. PacWest Silicon, a subsidiary of Edmonton...

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Zenbivy LLC: Sleeping bags, camping beds are a sleeper hit

Michael Glavin says he’s seeking to turn both the sleeping bag industry and the retail world on their heads with his camping gear company, Spokane-based Zenbivy LLC. The company’s primary product is a combined sleeping bag and camping bed that...

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