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New $2.8 million building rising in Riverstone area

Construction is underway on a new $2.8 million, two-story commercial building at 1812 N. Lakewood Drive, in Coeur d’Alene’s Riverstone mixed-use development, says David Shrontz, principal architect with Hayden-based d’Zign group Architecture LLP, wh...

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...

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Rohinni to light it up in 2018

Having developed light-emitting diodes smaller than the eyes of ants, Coeur d’Alene-based Rohinni LLC is poised for monumental growth in 2018, CEO Matthew Gerber says. The tech engineering startup is anticipating to generate more sales both here and in...

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SmaK Plastics grows in North Idaho

ince leasing a shuttered Coeur d’Alene facility and moving in last April, Vancouver, Wash.-based SmaK Plastics Inc. subsidiary SmaK Products Inc. has grown its North Idaho workforce. Jonathan Smalley, company president, says SmaK Products plans next m...

Used car dealers to launch new Post Falls operations

Big Sky Auto Wholesale LLC has leased 2,300 square feet of office and warehouse space at 867 N. Boulder Court, in Post Falls, where it plans to open its first dealership, says co-owner Hunter Scoffield. The company moved into the space in November and ho...

DC Engineering to open Cd’A office

Meridian, Idaho-based DC Engineering Inc. plans to open a Coeur d’Alene office on Jan. 1, says David Cutbirth, president. The consulting engineering and technology company has leased 1,150 square feet of space at 122 W. Neider in Coeur d’Alene, he sa...

Slow, steady growth might be as good as it gets in Kootenai County

Sam Wolkenhauer, Post Falls-based regional labor economist with the Idaho Department of Labor, expects Kootenai County’s economic growth will slow slightly in 2018. “But that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with the economy,” Wolkenhauer sa...

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Hecla Mining to exceed its expectations despite strike

With record gold production at a mine in Alaska, Hecla Mining Co. is expecting 2017 to finish as one of the 10 to 15 strongest years in its 126-year history, from a production perspective, company CEO Phillips S. Baker says. That’s despite a nine-mon...

Coeur d’Alene parking garage moves forward

Construction on a new $7.3 million parking garage in downtown Coeur d’Alene is expected to begin next Friday, Dec. 15, says Tony Berns, executive director of ignite cda, the city’s urban renewal agency. The project is expected to be completed next ...

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$6 million medical building going up in Riverstone

NID LLC, an affiliate of North Idaho Dermatology PA, is building a $6 million, four-story structure at 2199 N. Merritt Creek Loop in Coeur d’Alene. The three-story, 27,400-square-foot building will be situated above a 9,400-square-foot parking level sa...

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