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...

Technology sector climbs back slowly in the Inland Northwest

Going into the new year, technology industry observers here say, positive trends in the sector statewide bode well for companies in the Inland Northwest, which they describe on the whole as coming back slowly. Tom Simpson, president of the Spokane Angel ...

 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...

 Startup Minapsys set to bolster services, staff

Startup Minapsys set to bolster services, staff

Minapsys Inc., a startup company that has developed proprietary Internet-based platform designed for private group discussions and project collaborations, has moved to Spokane from Japan and is looking to triple its workforce in the next year, says CEO Ma...

 Social networking for threads

Social networking for threads

Connor Simpson, co-founder of the online Spokane venture Barters Closet LLC, collects what he describes as ugly sweaters he loves to wear. "I like them with lots of color, lots of personality," he says. "I like a sweater that speaks for itself." When h...

Online children's boutique acquires downtown building

Spokane wife-and-husband business team Chi and Trevor Walters, who operate online children's boutique One Good Thread LLC, have bought a 5,400-square-foot building at 806 W. Third and have moved their business there. Chi Walters says One Good Thread curr...

 Cancer Care Northwest gets tech boost

Cancer Care Northwest gets tech boost

Cancer Care Northwest's new Valley clinic is off to a running start, due largely to new technology on hand for radiation treatments that target cancer tumors more precisely with less exposure to healthy organs, says Dr. Christopher Lee, a radiology oncolo...

Cd'A design software maker Chief Architect buys land for new building

Chief Architect Inc., of Coeur d'Alene, plans to move its operations to a yet-to-be built structure in the Riverstone multiuse development, says Scott Harris, a spokesman for the company.The architectural design software maker has bought 3.5 of...

Spokane-based Ecova starts energy audit service in San Francisco

Spokane-based energy management company Ecova Inc. has launched its energy audit and reporting service for building owners in a new location, San Francisco, says company spokeswoman Wendy Carhart. The city of San Francisco has passed specific of...

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Calling all inventors, gadgeteers: Makerspace group forms in Spokane

A nonprofit organization here named Spokane Create! is embracing a growing trend in the U.S. and globally to launch community workshops called "makerspaces," where a diverse group of people can tinker with technology and build gadgets.The people...

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