Spokane Journal of Business

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Inland Northwest economy continues to make positive strides

In some sectors of the Inland Northwest economy, activity levels are returning to prerecession levels, welcome news that comes none too soon for economic observers. In overall employment, Spokane-area economists are expecting job growth next year, though...

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Spokane-area real estate comeback is expected to stay on track for third year

In one of the brighter real estate sectors, Spokane-area residential sales improved for the second consecutive year in 2013, and Ken Lewis, owner of Spokane Valley-based Prudential Spokane Real Estate, says he expects the spring of 2014 to be the best spr...

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Spokane-area builders optimistic about sustained growth

Following an upswing in building activity here in 2013, some construction industry observers are optimistic that forward momentum will carry through the coming year. Jan Quintrall, director of business and development services for the city of Spokane, sa...

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Inland Northwest timber industry expects steady recovery in coming year

The wood products sector is expecting continued, steady improvement next year, largely due to anticipated ongoing recovery in the U.S. housing market, industry observers say. Shawn Church, editor of Eugene, Ore.-based Random Lengths, a publication that t...

 Downtown's 'creative alley' attracts more activity

Downtown's 'creative alley' attracts more activity

Tucked amongst exposed brick, scant graffiti, and “No Loitering” signs, a quiet revival is taking place on west Pacific Avenue in downtown Spokane. The west 100 block of the street, in particular, has become known as “creative alley,” to its resi...

Spokane PFD starts design work for convention center skywalk

The Spokane Public Facilities District says it recently began the design process for an envisioned skywalk that would be constructed over Spokane Falls Boulevard to connect the Spokane Convention Center to a planned hotel that's being built across the str...

Son takes helm at Rothrock real estate brokerage as father retires

Todd Rothrock is taking the helm of The Rothrock Co., as his father, Rocky Rothrock , steps into retirement at age 80, after more than 50 years in the real estate business. Todd Rothrock, who is 51, owns 50 percent of the company and is transitioning int...

Francis Avenue bridge partially open as work continues

The new Francis Avenue bridge is now open to through traffic, says Darrell McCallum, the Washington State Department of Transportation project engineer for the development. The state opened one westbound lane and one eastbound lane on Nov. 16, McCallum ...

Don't let big terminal get derailed

Recently, I sat down with members of Greater Spokane Incorporated, the Spokane City Council, the Legislature, and local labor organizations to talk about two things that we all agree are important to Spokane: jobs and agriculture. The reason I visited...

New owner now operating car wash on Monroe Street

K&J Properties C LLC, of Medical Lake, has bought the property and other assets of the former Bob-O-Lyn Car Wash, at 3121 N. Monroe, and the facility has been improved and renamed Monroe Street Power Wash., says John Hilzendeger, a principal in K&J. Monr...

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