Spokane Journal of Business

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Amazon of a project is in the works in Spokane area

The Spokane County Planning Department is reviewing conceptual plans for a massive distribution facility to be constructed near Spokane International Airport. While the name of the company that will operate the facility is conspicuously absent from the p...

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The INB Performing Arts Center’s next act

The INB Performing Arts Center debuted 44 years ago as part of the World’s Fair. It’s largely been untouched ever since. That will change, effective May 1. Operated by the Spokane Public Facilities District, the performing arts center will shut down ...

Construction should invest more in people

It took mere months for the Great Recession to claim millions of American jobs. Now, as employers scramble to rebuild the workforce, they’re facing a dilemma: The labor pool is shrinking, and it could be decades before it comes back. Across the nation,...

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$5 million multiuse structure proposed in city’s core

Spokane-based developer and contractor Gerald Kofmehl has proposed constructing a roughly $5 million multiuse building on the northeast corner of Second Avenue and Bernard Street in downtown Spokane, says Brian Butler, spokesperson for the project and co-...

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New plans emerge for North Side Costco building

San Pedro, Calif.-based Rich Development Enterprises LLC has agreed to buy the current Costco Wholesale Corp. site in North Spokane and plans to turn the large store structure there into a multitenant retail building, says Greg Vena, the development compa...

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Etailz to lease part of old Itron headquarters in Spokane Valley

Spokane-born online retailer etailz Inc. plans to move its operations in the University District to the former Itron Inc. headquarters building in Spokane Valley, following renovations currently underway, says Mary Miller, etailz’s chief revenue and mar...

Lanzce Douglass buys land downtown

Riverpoint Campus Apartments LLC, a company owned by Spokane developer Lanzce Douglass, has purchased the former Downtown Midas Muffler site at the southeast corner of Division Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard, says Ryan Layton, a commercial real estate...

Gold Reserve, Venezuela share optimism about Siembra Minera

Spokane-based mining company Gold Reserve Inc. and the government of Venezuela have expressed optimism after initial test results in the South American nation show the Siembra Minera mine could prove to be as lucrative as the company has long believed. ...

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2018 is shaping up as strong construction year

Coming off a record year for construction values for projects permitted throughout Spokane County in 2017, ongoing and planned projects are pointing toward another strong construction year in 2018. Building permit values for Spokane County and the cities...

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Work on Catalyst building to start next fall

Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall on the Catalyst Building, which will house three academic departments for Eastern Washington University beginning in 2020. EWU plans to move its computer science, electrical engineering, and visual communica...

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