Spokane Journal of Business

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HUD awards $2.25 million in grants to INW tribes

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $2.25 million in Indian Community Development Block Grants to tribes in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Overall, tribes in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon received $6.9 million in grants. ...

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Uncertainty infects Inland Northwest health care industry

The economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health care sector has been as uneven as a Spokane street in the middle of winter. In hospitals, where it would seem a pandemic would deliver unprecedented job security, just the opposite has happened. ...

Intermax Networks acquires Tel-West

Internet provider Intermax Networks, of Coeur d’Alene, has acquired Telwest Inc., which does business as Tel-West Business Communications, a Spokane-based company that’s long specialized in providing voice and communications services. ...

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Women-owned Cd’A contractor grows with federal work

Not even the COVID-19 pandemic has been able to blunt the tide of growth the design-build construction company Verdis is experiencing. Since becoming a member of the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program in 2016, Verdis has ...

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Goodwill lives tale of two states

The reopening of Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest stores in Idaho is a welcome relief to the organization, says CEO Clark Brekke. With most of its operations in Washington state, however, the Spokane-based organization still faces a myriad ...

Tractor Beverage raises $18.5 million in VC capital

A specialty soda company based in Dalton Gardens has raised $18.5 million in venture capital funding. According to proprietary market data software subscription platform PitchBook, Tractor Beverages Inc. raised the funding as a combination of equity ...

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$85 million in new development envisioned at Schweitzer

The owner of Schweitzer Mountain Resort envisions about $85 million worth of enhancements at the North Idaho ski resort over the next decade, executives there say. ...

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Quest for knowledge: Virtual learning gains popularity at Post Falls software company

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Quest Integration Inc. rarely offered online training. Now, the Post Falls-based company, which sells and provides support of manufacturing-design software and hardware, is providing all training ...

Northwest Entrepreneur Competition names winners

Nine student teams have taken home a total of $42,000 in prize money through the 2020 Northwest Entrepreneur Competition. For the traditional business category, Washington State University won first place. Second place went to Stripped Basics...

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North Idaho looks to accommodate influx of retirees

Kootenai County has experienced an influx of retirees moving into the region over the last decade, and builders have struggled to keep up with the demand for housing, some observers say. ...

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