Spokane Journal of Business

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Kootenai County expects steady, slower growth

Look for economic growth to continue in Kootenai County, although at a slower overall pace than in the last two or three years, sources there say....

Sandpoint entrepreneur starts website for adventure junkies

Rush-On LLC, of Sandpoint, has launched an online clearinghouse for adventure junkies—or anyone desiring to experience bucket list-worthy activities, says entrepreneur Devin Dufenhorst, Rush-On’s CEO. Located in the Sandpoint Center at 414 Church Str...

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Putting business, mission in balance

Coeur d’Alene-based Heritage Health, formerly Dirne Community Health Center, has seen a threefold increase in annual patient visits since its CEO Mike Baker came on board in 2009. ...

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Inland Northwest ski slopes await nature’s course

Inland Northwest ski resorts have prepared their slopes so they can open as much terrain as the earliest snowstorms allow. Now they’re hoping Mother Nature cooperates. Also, at least three Inland Northwest ski resorts are planning sizable projects or ex...

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Tax incentives in Idaho could lure more Washington companies

With its new tax breaks and Spokane Valley-based aerospace parts manufacturer Advanced Thermoplastic Composites Inc. relocating there next year, Idaho appears to be poised to draw more businesses away from the Spokane area. ATC, which is located at 1031...

North Idaho College plans $15 million tech-education facility

North Idaho College has selected Coeur d’Alene-based design firm Architects West Inc. to lead the design team for a planned $15 million Career Technical Education Facility that will nearly double the school’s enrollment capacity in seven programs, say...

Kootenai County to move public defender’s offices

Kootenai County has leased a stand-alone building in northwest Coeur d’Alene, where it plans to move its public defender’s office, giving it larger space and better security, says Dan Green, Kootenai County commissioner. ...

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Two-building retail centers planned in east Post Falls

A Spokane real estate investment group is developing a two-building retail center in east Post Falls, says Paul Bielec a member of the investment group, Mullan North LLC. ...

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Hayden design firm adjusts as stability returns

Longwell+Trapp Architects PLLC, of Hayden, has seen steady work in both private and publicly funded projects in the last two years, although the company still is leaned out somewhat from the Great Recession, says founding principal Gordon Longwell. ...

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Secured Investment Corp. runs afoul of state regulations

The Washington state Department of Financial Institutions has issued a notice of violation against Secured Investment Corp., the Coeur d’Alene-based parent company of a private-money lender that had been doing business here as Cogo Capital Spokane LLC. ...

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