Spokane Journal of Business

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Transportation spending to rise significantly in 2015

More than $160 million in new and continuing transportation-related construction projects are slated for 2015 across Spokane County, an increase of $20 million from last year, including continued work on the North Spokane Corridor and several previously d...

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Kootenai County is holding onto building momentum

Kootenai County is looking to continue to build on gains it has achieved in active construction projects since the low point of the Great Recession. Projects valued at more than $210 million currently are under construction, permitted, or planned. That d...

Horn, hide, fur dealer relocates to North Idaho

Beaver Pond Products, a retailer and wholesaler of antlers, furs, and leather, has leased 2,100 square feet of space in a multitenant commercial building at 10733 N. Government Way in Hayden, Idaho. The company has relocated to Hayden from the Redmond ar...

Halme Construction moves its headquarters to West Plains

Halme Construction Inc., a longtime Davenport-based heavy-construction contractor, recently has moved its corporate offices to west Spokane. The new offices occupy 4,300 square feet of leased space on the main floor of the two-story former Bank of Whitma...

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Spokane-area construction values fell in 2014

The total value of Spokane-area building permits fell sharply last year compared with a year earlier, but some sources monitoring the construction industry say that perhaps the bar was artificially high in 2013. Building permit values for last year in Sp...

New vegan restaurateur readies North Side eatery

Atania Gilmore has leased an 1,800-square-foot building at 4803 N. Nevada, where she plans to open a vegan restaurant. The restaurant, to be named Allie’s Vegan Pizzeria & Café, will open this spring at the northwest corner of Broad Avenue and Nevada ...

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UW starts remodel at downtown location

The University of Washington says it plans to move this spring, following a remodel project, into its newly leased downtown building, which is to be renamed the UW Spokane Center. The 2,250-square-foot building at 201 W. Main formerly was occupied by the...

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City of Spokane Valley has high hopes for new City Hall

The city of Spokane Valley is in the process of selecting an architect to design its envisioned new City Hall, and it hopes to have the $14 million project completed in about 14 months, says Mike Jackson, Spokane Valley city administrator. The Spokane Ci...

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Construction apprentice mandate raises ire

Spokane contractor associations are presenting a united front against an ordinance passed by Spokane’s City Council last month that mandates an apprenticeship program for contractors and subcontractors working on public works projects costing more than ...

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SilverWing development lawsuit lands in lower court

A federal lawsuit filed against Bonner County by the developer of a fly-in community at the Sandpoint Airport, has landed back in the Idaho state court system. U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge remanded the case back to Idaho’s 1st District Court, in Bo...

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