Spokane Journal of Business

Special Report

Commercial construction comes on strong in Spokane as residential work dips

Counter to national trends, nonresidential new construction in Spokane has remained strong through the pandemic, say local industry observers. Permit data provided by Spokane County, the city of Spokane, and the city of Spokane Valley show...

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High Five: Big Spokane-area construction projects are on schedule

The five highest-value projects currently under construction in the Spokane area are all on track...

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$8 million commercial complex planned in Liberty Lake

A new $8 million development at the southwest corner of Country Vista Drive and Whitman Lane is...

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Pair of developers leave their tracks across West Plains

It wasn’t what was in Airway Heights that drew Spokane-area investor Dick Edwards to buy large...

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Anvil Welding Instruction builds waiting list due to increased demand

If the welding industry ever fielded an all-star team, Lonnie Benn, co-owner of Anvil Welding...

Three new convenience stores planned in Spokane area

Salt Lake City-based convenience store and gas station chain Maverik Inc. is among three companies planning new convenience store-fueling station outlets in the Spokane area....

Multifamily complexes rise in Spokane Valley, Coeur d’Alene

Four new apartment projects valued at more than $21 million with a total of 212 living units are planned or underway in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area....

Strategy proposed to expand housing inventory

The Spokane Association of Realtors this month released two statistics that both excite me and concern me. Spokane County’s median closing price in October this year was $320,000. In October last year, that number was $265,000. This is a 20.8% increase...

Payday lending loses favor among borrowers

The popularity of payday lending in Washington state has been decreasing steadily, according to data released in August from the Washington state Department of Financial Institutions’ 2019 Payday Lending Report....

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Target of integrity

Nearly seven years ago, Sean Ruggiero, a Coeur d’Alene-based financial investment adviser, started an annuity and retirement company in large part because of the financial uncertainties he experienced in his childhood....

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